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bpv_693708 - HADRIAN Tétradrachme

HADRIAN Tétradrachme XF/AU
195.00 €(Approx. 222.30$ | 163.80£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 21
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Très joli revers. Fine usure régulière. Patine marron-gris
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Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Hadrien à gauche, drapé sur l'épaule droite (O*3).
Obverse legend : AUT KAIS TRAIA - ADRIANOS SEB.
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Trajan Hadrien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Déméter (Cérès) debout à gauche, la tête couronnée d'épis, tenant deux épis de la main droite et une longue torche allumée de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : L//K - A.
Reverse translation : (an 21).

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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