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Ancient Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Hadrian / Neptune

£295.00 Approx $405.78, €345.43

Code: 11832



This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Hadrian, struck in Rome between 125 - 127 AD 

Obverse:  HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, "Hadrian, emperor (Augustus)" laureate head right.

Reverse:  COS III, "Consul for the third time" Neptune, naked except cloak over right thigh, standing left with foot on prow of ship, holding trident and dolphin

A scarce reverse as Neptune is rarely depicted, this is a lovely example in at least VF condition

CULTURE: ROMAN

DENOMINATION: Denarius

MATERIAL: Silver

DATE: 117 - 138 AD (this coin minted between 125 - 127 AD)

SIZE: 19mm dia

WEIGHT: 3.32 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC 157; RIC² 789

PROVENANCE: Private collection. Cologne, Germany.