This is an ancient Roman AE (Orichalcum) Sestertius, of Emperor Hadrian, minted in Rome between 124 - 128 AD
Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, "Hadrian, emperor (Augustus)" laureate head right
Reverse: COS III, "Consul for the third time" Roma seated left, holding Victory and cornucopiae, SC in ex.
A wonderful ancient coin with a nice patina, good hoard metal.
MATERIAL: AE (Orichalcum)
DATE: 117 - 138 AD (minted at Rome between 124 - 128 AD)
SIZE: 31mm diameter
WEIGHT: 26.37 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 636, Cohen 343, BMC 1301
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Hamburg, Germany
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