Ancient Roman AE As of Emperor Hadrian / Salus

Ancient Roman AE As of Emperor Hadrian / Salus

Code: 12003

£195.00 Approx $268.23, €228.34
 

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+

CULTURE: ROMAN

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.