[ancients] Post your Hadrians...

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by TIF, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. TIF

    TIF I am not an expert Supporter

    Post your favorite Hadrians.

    I don't have any but plan to get one. There are so many interesting types though... thought I'd see what everyone else has and likes.

    Do any of you have any coins of his lover, Antinous? I'd really like to get one but they aren't very common and they are rather pricey for my budget.
     
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  3. Whizb4ng

    Whizb4ng HIC SVNT DRACONES

    Hadrian is my favourite emperor. If I didn't enjoy every bit of Ancient history so much I would probably exclusively collect Hadrian coins. I haven't seen many Antinous coins but the one I did see was this gorgeous Alexandrian tetradrachm of him.

    As for myself I only have a couple Hadrian coins and both are lower quality examples but I really like them because they have an awesome portrait of Hadrian on them.

    If you are interested in reading about Hadrian I just finished Anthony Everitt's 'Hadrian and the Triump of Rome' which I really enjoyed and would highly recommend. I am also told 'Hadrian: The Restless Emperor' by Anthony Birley is an excellent read but have not had the chance to pick it up.

    Hadrian AE Sestertius

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    Hadrian Bi-Tetradrachm
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  4. TIF

    TIF I am not an expert Supporter

    Thanks for the book tips, Whizbro!
     
  5. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Here are some

    [​IMG]Hadrian, As
    As struck in Rome in 121 AD
    IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG, Laureate bust of Hadrian right
    PONT MAX T R POT COS III, Pietas standing, PIE AVG and SC in field
    10.57 gr
    Ref : Cohen #1022, RCV #3687

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  6. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Hadrian is an interesting emperor to collect. So many types and styles, series, such as travel, and so on. I guess an infinite task...

    [​IMG]Hadrian, As
    As struck in Rome in 126 AD
    HADRIANUS AVGVSTVS, Laureate head of Hadrian right
    SALVS AVGVSTI COS III, Salus standing left feeding snake arising from altar. SC in field
    11.24 gr
    Ref : RCV # 3692, Cohen # 1357

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  7. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Although I don't own any coin minted for Antinoos, I have an alexandrian bronze with a dramatic relief and patina

    [​IMG]Hadrian, Drachm
    Drachm struck in Alexandria, c131-132 AD
    AVT KAI TRAI ADRIA CEB, Draped and laureate bust of Hadrian right
    Nilus leaning left. Behind an elephant. L IS in field (regnal year 16)
    23.87 gr
    Ref : Sear #1259, RCV #3763 var

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  8. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

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    Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)
    AR Denarius
    Rome Mint
    O: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate, draped bust right.
    R: P M TR P-COS III Libertas seated left, branch in right hand, vertical scepter in left
    LIB PVB in exergue.
    19mm
    3.46g
    RIC II, -- (cf. RIC 127, but unlisted with this bust type)
     
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  9. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Hadrian silver (AR) tetradrachm
    117-138 AD
    Struck at the mint of Antioch in Syria
    Diameter: 23.1 mm
    Weight: 12.88 grams
    Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right
    Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, head left, stands upon thigh of bull
    Reference: BMC 304-05
    Other: NICE surfaces nearly EF. SCARCE

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    hadrian b.jpg
     
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  10. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Hadrian Æ Dupondius
    Rome mint
    AD 117-138
    Struck AD 125-128
    Diameter: 26 mm
    Weight: 11.24 grams
    Obverse: Radiate bust right, slight drapery
    Reverse: Pegasus right
    Other: 6h ... RIC II 758 … Near VF, greenish-brown patina.

    From the Robert O. Ebert Collection

    Hadrian Pegasus a.jpg
    Hadrian Pegasus b.jpg
     
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  11. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    awsome coins beerlovercat !

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  12. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Æ Obol
    AD 117-138
    Dated RY 14 (AD 129/3)
    Diameter: 20 mm
    Weight: 4.51 grams
    Obverse: Laureate head right
    Reverse: Uraeus (cobra) to left, with poppy and grain ear; L-IΔ (date) across upper field
    Reference: Köln 1022; Dattari (Savio) –; K&G 32.501; Emmet 1170
    Other: 12h ... red-brown patina

    Hadrian Snake a.jpg
    Hadrian Snake b.jpg
     
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  13. TIF

    TIF I am not an expert Supporter

    Steve, I should just buy one of whatever you buy since I like almost everything you post.

    Great coins, everyone! Keep 'em coming :)
     
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  14. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    That's some scary snake !

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  15. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I am pretty sure you don't want to see my stream of Hadrian coins again!
     
  16. TIF

    TIF I am not an expert Supporter

    Why don't you post a few of your favorites again. I forgot about the ongoing alphabet thread (whoops). I'll take a look there as well.
     
  17. RaceBannon

    RaceBannon Member

    I really like all the Hadrian coins out there. As was said previously, his reign represents the pinnacle of Roman power in many senses. His beard is iconic.


    Hadrian; AD 117-138

    Bronze Dupondius; 27mm/ 14 g
    OBV HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS; Radiate Head R, Drapery at shoulder
    REV: COS III SC; Salus Std L feeding serpent from patera
    (RIC 657, Cohen 367cf)


    Hadrian Obv.JPG Hadrian Rev.JPG
     
  18. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum

    Just showed all these on the alphabetical thread, but here goes again:
    Hadrian 1.jpg Hadrian 2.jpg Hadrian 3.jpg Hadrian 4.jpg
     
  19. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum

  20. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum

  21. TIF

    TIF I am not an expert Supporter

    So far, the Africa type is my favorite in the denarius flavor. Steve's formidable cobra is my favorite AE type.
     
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