Coin - Sestertius, Emperor Hadrian, Ancient Roman Empire, 125-128 AD Numismatics Reg. No: NU 22802

Orichalcum Sestertius of the Emperor Hadrian struck between 125 and 128 AD, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Rome. Hadrian was consul for the third and last time (COS III on the reverse this coin) in 119 AD. The obverse legend found on this coin was introduced in late 125 AD after Hadrian returned to Rome. The Nepture reverse only occurs with this obverse legend form. Production of this coin, based on the form of the legends and the use of Neptune, was between 125 and 128 AD (see RIC vol.II p. 317& 423).
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 21.20 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: worn

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Roman Empire
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 125-128 AD
Denomination: Sestertius
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of Hadrian facing right, drapery on left shoulder; around, HADRIANVS [AVGVSTVS]
Reverse Description: Neptune standing facing left with right foot raised, resting on a prow, he holds a dolphin extended in his right hand and a trident in his left; in field divided by the figure, S C; around [COS III] (worn and corroded, details of description based on better preserved example)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: off-round
Material: Orichalcum
Issued By: Emperor Publius Hadrian, Ancient Roman Empire
Person Depicted: Emperor Publius Hadrian, Ancient Roman Empire
Deity Depicted: Neptune (Ancient deity), Ancient Roman Empire
Mint: Rome (Mint), Ancient Roman Empire
References: cf RIC.632-635
  1. [Book], Edward Sydenham, Harold Mattingly - British Museum Coins and Medals, The Roman Imperial Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1972, 423-424 Pages

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