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Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Hadrian / to the Joy of Venus

£110.00 Approx $151.31, €128.81

Code: 11667

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.

Toned, VF




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