Hadrian, Rome, Denarius

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Hadrian, 117-138 AD, Rome, Late 118 AD, Denarius, 3.16g. BM-93, C-1352, RIC-51. Obv: IM[P] [CEA]SAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder. Rx: SALVS AVG P M TR P CO[S DES] III. Salus seated l. feeding serpent rising from altar and resting l. elbow on armrest. Rare issue of late 118 AD recording Hadrian’s upcoming entry into his third consulship on 1 January 119 AD. Only one specimen of this type in Reka Devina hoard, none in Berk photofile. Crack at 8 o’clock.

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Hadrian, 117-138 AD, Rome, Late 118 AD, Denarius, 3.16g. BM-93, C-1352, RIC-51. Obv: IM[P] [CEA]SAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder. Rx: SALVS AVG P M TR P CO[S DES] III. Salus seated l. feeding serpent rising from altar and resting l. elbow on armrest. Rare issue of late 118 AD recording Hadrian’s upcoming entry into his third consulship on 1 January 119 AD. Only one specimen of this type in Reka Devina hoard, none in Berk photofile. Crack at 8 o’clock.

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