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bpv_693724 - HADRIAN Tétradrachme

HADRIAN Tétradrachme AU/XF
200.00 €(Approx. 232.00$ | 170.00£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 13
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 1504 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli buste ainsi qu’un revers agréable. Patine grise
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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 (Autokrator kaisar Traianos Adrianos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (Imperator César Trajan Hadrien Auguste).


Reverse description : Deux mains jointes.
Reverse legend : PATER - PATRIDOS/ L/ IG.
Reverse translation : (Père de la Patrie/ an 13).


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges larges sous le paludamentum. Ce type n’a été frappé que pour les années 12 et 13.

Historical background


(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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