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Live auction - bpv_518557 - HADRIAN Tétradrachme

HADRIAN Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 370 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 14:59:40
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 14
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 13,20 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de style incroyable avec un très beau buste d’Hadrien et un joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé d’Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AUT KAI -TRAI ADRIA SEB, (Autokratoros Kaisaros Traianos Adrianos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L.
Reverse description : Buste radié et drapé d’Hélios (Sol) à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A01).
Reverse legend : ID.
Reverse translation : (an 14).

Historical background


HADRIEN

(11/08/117-10/07/138) Publius Ælius Hadrianus

Hadrian was born in Italica 76. Ward of Trajan, he married 100 great-niece of the Emperor, Sabine, and had a career in the General Staff of the Emperor, especially when the Dacian campaign. In 117 he succeeded Trajan, and traveled for twenty years, visiting all of the Empire, the only emperor to have done. In 122, Hadrian visited in Spain. Childless, he chose first Aelius to succeed him in 136, but he died on 1 January 138. Hadrian then adopted on 25 February and Antonin himself chooses Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus as heirs of Antoninus. He died 10 July 138.

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