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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1872,0709.545

  • Denomination

    • sestertius
  • Description

    Copper alloy coin.(obverse) Laureate bust of Hadrian with his right shoulder and chest bare, but drapery on his left shoulder, facing right.
    (reverse) Hadrian, togate, seated facing left on a curule chair set on a platform on the right, extending his right hand: in front of him, an attendant, seated facing left, with both hands making distribution to a citizen, who faces right and is mounting steps up to the platform, holding out the fold of his toga: in the background on the left, Liberalitas stands facing left, holding coin scoop.

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  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 118
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 19.64 grammes
    • Die-axis: 6 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        PONT MAX TR POT COS II
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse field
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        S C
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse exergue
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        LIBERALITAS AVG
  • Bibliography

    • RE3 1136, p. 404 bibliographic details
    • Strack (Hadrian) 516 bibliographic details
    • RIC2 552, p.409 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1872

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1872,0709.545

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RE3p404.1136
Copper alloy coin.

Obverse & Reverse

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