This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Hadrian, struck in Rome between 137 - 138 AD
Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P "Hadrian, emperor (Augustus), consul for the third time, father of the nation" Head of Hadrian facing right.
Reverse: VENERIS FELICIS, "To the joy of Venus" Venus seated left, holding Cupid and sceptre.
DATE: 117 - 138 AD (this coin minted between 137 - 138 AD)
SIZE: 18mm dia
WEIGHT: 3.44 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC II 280 note; BMCRE 756; RSC 1449b.
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. London
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