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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1867,0101.668

  • Denomination

    • aureus
  • Description

    Gold coin.(obverse) Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped and cuirassed, right.
    (reverse) Trajan and Hadrian, standing right and left clasping right hands.

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 117
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 6.914 grammes
    • Die-axis: 6 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO OPT AVG GER DAC
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse exergue
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        ADOPTIO
  • Curator's comments

    The first coinage issue makes a point of recording Trajan's adoption of Hadrian as his successor.

  • Bibliography

    • Strack (Hadrian) 2 bibliographic details
    • RIC2 3, p.339 bibliographic details
    • RE3 5, p.237 bibliographic details
    • PCR 564 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1867

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1867,0101.668

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RE3p237.5
Gold coin.

Obverse & Reverse

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