Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Hadrian / Loyalty of the Public

Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Hadrian / Loyalty of the Public

Code: 11816

£225.00 Approx $309.49, €263.47
 

This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Hadrian, struck in Rome between 134 - 138 AD 

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

Reverse:  FIDES PVBLICA, "Loyalty of the public" Fides standing right, holding a basket of fruit and corn-ears. 

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

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

SIZE: 18mm dia

WEIGHT: 3.43 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RSC 716. RIC 241A 

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.