This is an ancient Roman AE (copper) As, of Emperor Hadrian, minted in Rome between 125 - 126 AD
Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, "Hadrian, emperor (Augustus)" laureate head right.
Reverse: SALVS AVGVSTI / COS III / S - C, "Health of the emperor. Consul for the third time. Decree of the senate" Salus standing left holding patera and scepter, feeding serpent rising from altar.
This is a wonderful ancient coin with a superb portrait and a nice patina/surfaces
MATERIAL: AE (copper)
DATE: 117 - 138 AD (minted at Rome between 125 - 126 AD)
SIZE: 27mm diameter
WEIGHT: 11.45 grams
ATTRIBUTION: Cohen 1357; RIC 678; RIC II.3 828. RCV 3692
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Lancashire. UK.
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