Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Hadrian / Pietas

Ancient Roman AE Sestertius of Emperor Hadrian / Pietas

Code: 11578

£310.00 Approx $391.41, €361.31

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, "Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Trajan Hadrian, emperor (Augustus), high priest, holder of tribunician power, consul for the third time" laureate, draped bust right.

Reverse: PIETAS AVGVSTI / S - C "Piety of the Emperor. Decree of the senate" 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.



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