Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Hadrian / Libertas

Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Hadrian / Libertas

Code: 11580

£280.00 Approx $396.04, €324.07
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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!

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Sestertius

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