Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Hadrian / Pietas

Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Hadrian / Pietas

Code: 11578

£310.00
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This is an ancient Roman AE (Orichalcum) Sestertius, of Emperor Hadrian, minted in Rome between 119 - 121 AD 

Obverse: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III, laureate, draped bust right.

Reverse: PIETAS AVGVSTI / S - C veiled Pietas standing right, holding acerrum in her left hand and dropping incense over lighted altar with her right.

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

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Sestertius

MATERIAL: AE (Orichalcum)

DATE: 117 - 138 AD (minted at Rome between 119 - 121 AD)

SIZE: 33mm diameter

WEIGHT: 26.62 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  BMC 1198 note. Cohen 1040 var. (draped bust). RIC 469 var. 

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Hamburg, Germany