Coin - Sestertius, Emperor Hadrian, Ancient Roman Empire, 125-128 AD Numismatics Reg. No: NU 22796

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 obverse this coin) in 119 AD. From 122 until 125 Hadrian was away from Rome and the mint there appears to cease production. When he returned the new form of obverse legend found on this coin was introduced and was employed until 128 (see RIC vol.II p. 315, 423) 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: 33 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 27.51 g (Weight)

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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: Sestertius
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of Hadrian facing right, drapery on left shoulder; around, HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Reverse Description: Diana standing facing right holding a bow in her left hand and an arrow in her right; in field divided by the figure, S C; around, COS III
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: Diana (Ancient Goddess), Ancient Roman Empire
Mint: Rome (Mint), Ancient Roman Empire
References: RIC.631 b
  1. [Book], Edward Sydenham, Harold Mattingly - British Museum Coins and Medals, The Roman Imperial Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1972, 423 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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