Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Hadrian / Africa

Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Hadrian / Africa

Code: 12361

£365.00 Approx $462.03, €426.4
 

This is an ancient Roman silver denarius of Emperor Hadrian, struck in Rome between 130 - 133 AD 

Obverse:  HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P; "Hadrian, emperor (Augustus), consul for the third time, father of the nation" bare head of Hadrian facing right.

Reverse:  AFRICA; "Africa" Africa, wearing an elephant scalp, reclining left, holding scorpion and cornucopia, leaning on rocks with elbow, a basket of corn or fruits.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 117 - 138 AD (this coin was minted between 130 - 133 AD)

SIZE: 18mm dia

WEIGHT: 2.9 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC II.3 1494; BMCRE 816; RSC 138

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a Private Collection, Leicester, United Kingdom