Ancient Roman Gold Aureus of Emperor Hadrian / Guardian Spirit

Ancient Roman Gold Aureus of Emperor Hadrian / Guardian Spirit

Code: 12007

£6,750.00 Approx $9284.73, €7903.98
 

This is an ancient Roman gold Aureus, of Emperor Hadrian, struck at Rome between 119 - 120 AD 

Obverse:  IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG; "Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Trajan Hadrian, emperor (Augustus)" Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped and cuirassed, right, viewed from front.

Reverse:   P M TR P COS III / GEN P R; "High priest, holder of tribunician power, consul for the third time. To the Genius (guardian spirit) of the Roman people." Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Aureus

MATERIAL: Gold

DATE: 117 - 138 AD (this coin minted between 119 - 120 AD)

SIZE: 19.01mm diameter

WEIGHT: 7.34 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC II, Part 3 (second edition) Hadrian 195

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Beaumont, France.