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Hadrian, AE As, Salus, 124-128 AD

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Origin: Rome
Authority: Hadrian
Denomination: AE As
Composition: Bronze
Date: 124-128 AD
Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Bust of Hadrian, laureate, right, with drapery on left shoulder
Reverse: SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus, draped, standing left, feeding out of paters in right hand a snake coiling up from alter, holding sceptre in left; S-C left and right, low in field; COS III in exergue
Size: 27mm, 10.5g, 5h
Grade: aEF, excellent detail, attractive dark patina, minor striking crack
References: BMC 1349; RIC 678 var; Cohen 1357; Sear 3692
General: 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. Salus was the Roman Goddess of safety and well-being. According to Volume III of Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum, this As was likely minted in 124/5 to 128 AD.
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