Hadrian, bearded

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  1. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Arrived today

    Hadrian Denarius. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate, and bearded right / SALVS AVG, Salus standing left sacrificing from patera over flaming altar, holding sceptre. 18mm, 3.30gr

    RIC 268, RSC 1329.
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  3. GarrettB

    GarrettB Well-Known Member

    My only SALVS

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  4. philologus_1

    philologus_1 Supporter! Supporter

    I like Hadrian's bearded portraits. It was a factor in my decision to buy this denarius which is also a SALVS reverse.
    RIC II, Part 3 (second edition) 2047
    17 mm. 3.3 gr.
  5. GarrettB

    GarrettB Well-Known Member

    Lovely portrait, philologus_1. A very nice coin.
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  6. kountryken

    kountryken Well-Known Member

    Well this is a little weird. I just got this one today from LCS.
    It says: Hadrian AR Denarius, 128 AD, COS III,
    3 GRAMS, RSC 379a, and sear 3474.
    Obviously, that's all I know about it. Going to try and research more. Hope they had it all done correctly.
    Well I typed this last night and forgot to hit "post", lol. So I'm posting it a day late.

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  7. philologus_1

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  8. kountryken

    kountryken Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much. I'm here to learn and you could write what I know about ancients on the head of a straight pin and have room left over for... well, you get the idea, lol. (Gotta be a country boy, kin to one, work with one, or watched shows like the Beverly Hillbillies, etc. to understand this) I truly appreciate the knowledge of the members of CT, and your willingness to share. I've learned a lot, but still have a long way to go. But couldn't, and wouldn't, ask for a better platform or people to learn from. Thanks again.
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  9. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    All Hadrian's have beards. Why the excitement about the beard?

    Barry Murphy
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  10. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    But Jed had a hell of a coin collection
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  11. philologus_1

    philologus_1 Supporter! Supporter

    Touché @Barry Murphy ! Very good point. :) I'm a little embarrassed to say I did not realize that fact. (However, Hadrian is outside my main collecting theme.)

    But having said that, my response to your legitimate query is illustrated below:

    A little wear on a Hadrian portrait's facial hair makes him look like the guy on the left below. And some die-makers plumped-up Hadrian's beard more than others. Similarly, some men have beards... and some men have BEARDS! :) I sought a Hadrian example with a BEARD more in keeping with the guy on the right below. (And BTW, both "guys" below are the same "guy".)
  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    (Used to be mine)

    Hadrian sestertius, Aequitas. Ex-Boston Museum of Fine Arts.


    (Presently mine)

    Hadrian sestertius, Felicitas. I bought this coin to alleviate some of my seller's remorse over the example above.

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  13. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    Hadrian - SALVS

    RI Hadrian CE 117-138 AR Denarius Salus stdg feeding Snake
  14. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    Hadrian - QUINARII

    RI Hadrian AR Quinarius 1.3g, 14mm Rome, AD 119-122 cuirassed laureate COS III Victory seated wreath palm RIC 108a

    RI Hadrian 117-138 AR Quinarius Victory holding palm
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    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    Hadrian - LIMES

    RI Hadrian, AD 117-138 Æ Limes Denarius 18mm 3.5mm after AD 125 Genius stndg sacrificing altar cornucopia RIC II 173
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  16. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  17. GarrettB

    GarrettB Well-Known Member

    I'll pile on with the Hadrians, too - particularly as I picked up another of the travel series (Germania) at the London coin fair last weekend.

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