Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Hadrian / Fortuna

Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Hadrian / Fortuna

Code: 12175

£165.00 Approx $183.95, €187.71
 

This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Hadrian, struck at Rome between 133 - 135 AD 

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

Reverse:  FORTV-N-A AVG "Good fortune of the emperor" Fortuna standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 117 - 138 AD (this coin was minted between 133 - 135 AD)

SIZE: 18mm dia

WEIGHT: 3.51 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC II.3# 2011, OCRE# ric.2_3(2).hdn.2011

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.