Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Hadrian / Moneta

Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Hadrian / Moneta

Code: 11579

£265.00 Approx $364.51, €310.3
 

This is an ancient Roman AE (Orichalcum) Sestertius, of Emperor Hadrian, minted at Rome in 123 AD 

Obverse: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG PMTRP 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: MONETA AVGVSTI S C  "The mint of the emperor. Decree of the senateMoneta, draped, standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left

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

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Sestertius

MATERIAL: AE (Orichalcum)

DATE: 117 - 138 AD (minted at Rome in 123 AD)

SIZE: 32mm diameter

WEIGHT:  23.97 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC 586c; Cohen 974; BMC 1196; Sear 3611; Banti 548 (2 specimens)

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Hamburg, Germany