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.
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.
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