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
DENOMINATION: Sestertius (1/4 of a denarius)
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.
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