Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Hadrian / Minerva

Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Hadrian / Minerva

Code: 11571

£285.00 Approx $347.56, €328.72

This is an ancient Roman AE orichalcum Sestertius, of Emperor Hadrian, minted in Rome between 121 - 122 AD 

Obverse: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, "Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Trajan Hadrian, emperor (Augustus)" laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: P M TR P COS III S-C, "High priest, holder of tribunician power, consul for the third time. Decree of the senate" Minerva standing left, wearing crested helmet, sprinkling incense onto candelabrum to left and holding spear, to right rests a shield decorated with climbing serpent

A superb coin with a nice chocolate brown patina, good hoard metal.



MATERIAL: AE orichalcum

DATE: 117 - 138 AD (minted at Rome between 121 - 122 AD)

SIZE: 33mm diameter

WEIGHT: 23.46 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  Cohen 1067. RIC 611. Kamp.: 32.204

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Hamburg, Germany