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Ancient Roman Gold Aureus of Emperor Hadrian / Fortune and Hope

£6,500.00 Approx $8044.55, €7549.36

Code: 12000

This is an ancient Roman gold Aureus, of Emperor Hadrian, struck at Rome between 134 - 138 AD 

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

Reverse:   FORTVNA SPES; "Fortune and hope" Fortuna, draped, standing right, holding rudder on globe in right hand and cornucopiae in left, facing Spes, draped, standing left, holding flower in right hand and raising skirt with left. 




DATE: 117 - 138 AD (this coin minted between 130 - 138 AD)

SIZE: 19.09mm diameter

WEIGHT: 7.17 grams

ATTRIBUTION:  RIC II, Part 3 (second edition) Hadrian 2204, British Museum #1933,0414.4