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
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