Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Ancient Roman coin: Hadrian

This is a nice coin issued under Emperor Hadrian, who ruled the Roman Empire 117-138 AD.  It's a silver denarius, Rome mint, struck 118 AD.
Obverse: . IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
Reverse: P M TR P COS II, CONCORD in exergue, Concordia seated left, holding patera in right hand, left elbow resting on head of Spes who stands facing left on a low base behind, cornucopia under seat.
(RIC II 39b; BMCRE 61; RSC 252a)

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