This is an ancient Roman AE (copper) As, of Emperor Hadrian, minted in Rome between 126 - 127 AD
Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, "Hadrian, emperor (Augustus)" laureate head right.
Reverse: COS – III / S–C, "Consul for the third time. Decree of the senate." Salus standing right, holding snake and feeding it from patera.
Nice coin with a superb apple green patina! VF+
DENOMINATION: As (1/16 of a denarius)
MATERIAL: AE (copper)
DATE: 117 - 138 AD (minted at Rome between 126 - 127 AD)
SIZE: 27mm diameter
WEIGHT: 11.45 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC II, Part 3 (second edition) Hadrian 881
PROVENANCE: Acquired from Roma Numismatics, London in April 2011.
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