Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Hadrian / Liberalitas

Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Hadrian / Liberalitas

Code: 11833

£275.00 Approx $378.27, €322.01
 

This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Hadrian, struck in Rome between 132 - 134 AD 

Obverse:  HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, "Hadrian, emperor (Augustus)" laureate head right.

Reverse:  LIBERALITAS AVG P P / COS III, "The liberality of the emperor, father of the nation, consul for the third time" Liberalitas, draped, standing right, holding cornucopiae in both hands as if about to empty it with coins pouring out. 

This is a great example with a wonderful reverse, this depicts the generosity of the emperor, who gives liberality (the quality of giving or spending freely) to his Roman citizens. 

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 117 - 138 AD (this coin minted between 132 - 134 AD)

SIZE: 18mm dia

WEIGHT: 3.56 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC 217d, RSC 926. RIC² 1039;

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.