Coin - Sestertius, Emperor Hadrian, Ancient Roman Empire, 119-122 AD Numismatics Reg. No: NU 22795

Orichalcum Sestertius of the Emperor Hadrian struck between 119 and 122 AD, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Rome. Hadrian was consul for the third time (COS III on the obverse this coin) in 119 AD. In 122 AD reference to the consulship was shifted to the reverse legend. Production of this coin, based on the form of the obverse legend, was between 119 and 122 AD.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 33 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 25.25 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: 119-122 AD
Denomination: Sestertius
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of Hadrian facing right, drapery on left shoulder; around, IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Reverse Description: Victory advancing to right holding a trophy; in field divided by the figure, S C; around, VICTORIA [AVG]VSTI
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: Victory (Ancient deity), Ancient Roman Empire
Mint: Rome (Mint), Ancient Roman Empire
References: RIC.596 b
  1. [Book], Edward Sydenham, Harold Mattingly - British Museum Coins and Medals, The Roman Imperial Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1972, 417 Pages

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