This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Hadrian, struck at Rome in 128 AD
Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS "Hadrian, emperor (Augustus)" laureate head of Hadrian facing right
Reverse: COS III, "consul for the third time" Pudicitia seated left adjusting her veil with her right hand, left hand on her lap.
DATE: 117 - 138 AD (this coin minted in 128 AD)
SIZE: 19mm dia
WEIGHT: 3.25 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 178, RSC 393, BMC 409 (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 3478
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Leicester, United Kingdom.
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