This is an ancient Roman AE (Orichalcum) Sestertius, of Emperor Hadrian, minted at Rome between 119 - 121 AD
Obverse: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III, "Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Trajan Hadrian, emperor (Augustus), high priest, holder of tribunician power, consul for the third time" Bust of Hadrian, laureate, right.
Reverse: LIBERTAS PVBLICA, "Public freedom. Decree of the senate" Libertas seated l., holding branch and sceptre; in ex. S C.
A nice ancient coin with a good hoard patina!
MATERIAL: AE (Orichalcum)
DATE: 117 - 138 AD (minted at Rome between 119 - 121 AD)
SIZE: 33mm diameter
WEIGHT: 23.72 grams
ATTRIBUTION: Cohen 948. BMC 1190A. RIC 583a
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Hamburg, Germany
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