Coin - Dupondius, Emperor Hadrian, Ancient Roman Empire, 125-128 AD Numismatics Reg. No: NU 22803

Orichalcum Dupondius of the Emperor Hadrian struck between 125 and 128 AD, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Rome. The Rome mint seems to have been closed while Hadrian was travelling from 122 to late 125 AD. When it was re-opened the obverse legend found on this coin was introduced (see RIC vol.II p. 315). Production of this coin, based on the form of the obverse legend, was between 125 and 128 AD.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.99 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: ju5908534
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Roman Empire
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 125-128 AD
Denomination: Dupondius
Obverse Description: Radiate head of Hadrian facing right, drapery on left shoulder; around, HADRIANVS [AVGVSTVS]
Reverse Description: Pegasus flying to right; below, S C
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: off-round
Material: Orichalcum
Issued By: Emperor Publius Hadrian, Ancient Roman Empire
Person Depicted: Emperor Publius Hadrian, Ancient Roman Empire
Mint: Rome (Mint), Ancient Roman Empire
References: RIC.658 j
  1. [Book], Edward Sydenham, Harold Mattingly - British Museum Coins and Medals, The Roman Imperial Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1972, 426 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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