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bpv_507145 - HADRIAN Tetrassarion

HADRIAN Tetrassarion VF
195.00 €(Approx. 228.15$ | 167.70£)
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Type : Tetrassarion
Date: c. 117-138
Mint name / Town : Nacrasa, Lydie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,95 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, ovale et irrégulier à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Sans patine
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Obverse


Obverse legend : LÉGENDE NON VISIBLE.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé d’Hadrien à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse translation : (du stratège Marcus Junianos).

Reverse


Reverse description : Temple tétrastyle posé sur trois marches à coupole ronde dans lequel se trouve une statue d’Artémis Ephesia accostée de deux cerfs.
Reverse legend : [ARTHMIDWROU NAKRASITWN EPI STRA].
Reverse translation : (deu magistrat Artémidoros de Nacrasa).

Commentary


Type très rare. C’est la première fois que nous présentons un exemplaire à la vente.

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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