Hadrian, 117-138 AD, AE Sestertius, Roma, struck 118 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Hadrian
City/Region:
Rome
Denomination:
AE Sestertius
Composition:
Orichalcum
Date:
118 AD
Obverse:
IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG, Bust of Hadrian, laureate, right, with right shoulder and chest bare, drapery on left shoulder
Reverse:
PONT MAX TR POT COS II, Roma, helmeted, in military dress, seated right on cuirass and shield, holding vertical spear in left hand and clasping right hands with Hadrian, who stands left, facing her, togate, left hand at side; S C left and right, in field; ADVENTVS AVG in exergue
Size:
32.18m, 25.11g, 6h
Grade:
aVF, repatinated surfaces, light strengthening of details
Provenance:
ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 409 (8 November 2017), Lot 587; ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 134 (29 March 2001), Lot 353
References:
BMC II 1121; RIC II 547; Cohen II 91; Banti 73; Strack II 511; SRCV II 3571

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An affordable sestertius of Hadrian.

Hadrian was Roman Emperor from 117 to 138 AD. One of the "Five Good Emperors", Hadrian's continued to lead the Roman Empire into an era of prosperity.