Ancient Roman AE As of Emperor Hadrian / Salus

Ancient Roman AE As of Emperor Hadrian / Salus

Code: 11920

£225.00 Approx $309.49, €263.47
 

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 sceptre, feeding serpent rising from altar.

This is a wonderful ancient coin with a superb portrait and a nice patina/surfaces at least GVF

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: As (1/16 of a denarius)

MATERIAL: AE (copper)

DATE: 117 - 138 AD (minted at Rome between 125 - 126 AD)

SIZE: 26.57mm diameter

WEIGHT: 11.93 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  Cohen 1357; RIC 678; RIC II.3 828. RCV 3692

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Hungary.