Coin - As, Emperor Hadrian, Ancient Roman Empire, 125-128 AD Numismatics Reg. No: NU 22793

Copper As of the Emperor Hadrian struck between 125 and 128 AD, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Rome. Hadrian was consul for the third time (COS III on this coin) in 119 AD. The mint at Rome seems to close while Hadrian was travelling around the empire. When he returned in late 125 a new simplified form of obverse legend, HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, was introduced. Production of this coin, based on the form of the obverse legend, was between 125 and 128 AD.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 27 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 8.96 g (Weight)

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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: As
Obverse Description: Laureate head of Hadrian facing right; around, HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Reverse Description: Female figure (Salus feeding snake held in her hand?) facing right; in field divided by the figure, S C; around, COS III
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: off-round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Emperor Publius Hadrian, Ancient Roman Empire
Mint: Rome (Mint), Ancient Roman Empire
References: cf RIC.679
  1. [Book], Edward Sydenham, Harold Mattingly - British Museum Coins and Medals, The Roman Imperial Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1972, 427 Pages

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