Hadrian, 117-138 AD, AR Denarius, Roma or Virtus, struck 125-128 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Hadrian
City/Region:
Rome mint
Denomination:
AR Denarius
Composition:
Silver
Date:
late 125 to early 128 AD
Obverse:
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Head of Hadrian, laureate, right, with drapery on left shoulder
Reverse:
COS III, Roma, or Virtus, helmeted, draped, standing right, left foot on helmet, holding vertical spear in right hand and parazonium in left
Size:
18.48mm, 2.7g, 5h
Grade:
aVF, tight flan, toned
References:
RIC II 160; BMCRE III 356-358; Cohen II 310; RSC II 353

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