Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Hadrian / Felicitas

Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Hadrian / Felicitas

Code: 11834

£275.00 Approx $378.27, €322.01
 

This is an ancient Roman AE Sestertius, of Emperor Hadrian, minted in Rome between 119 - 121 AD 

Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P "Hadrian, emperor (Augustus), consul for the third time and father of the nation" laureate bust right.

Reverse: FELICITAS AVG / S - C "The good fortune of the emperor (Augustus). Decree of the senate." Felicitas holding branch and large caduceus.

A wonderful ancient coin with a nice patina, VF/VF+ condition

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Sestertius

MATERIAL: AE (Orichalcum)

DATE: 117 - 138 AD (minted at Rome in 136 AD)

SIZE: 33mm diameter

WEIGHT: 27.75 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC 750, RIC² 2255

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.