Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ryro, Jul 10, 2019.
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Another Denarius with Concordia like zumbly's first one, but mine is RIC II Hadrian 4c. Also with a very long legend, as usually found on Trajan’s coins, where he is given titles of Trajan that the Senate also had granted to Hadrian, but he would soon reject: Optimus and the victory titles Germanicus, Dacicus, and Parthicus
Rome 117 AD
17.5 x 18 mm, 3.09 g
Ref.: RIC II Hadrian 4c; BMC.9; Cohen 250;
Ob.: IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC Bust of Hadrian, laureate, cuirassed, right
Rev.: PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P / CONCORD; Concordia, draped, seated left on throne, holding patera in right hand and resting left on figure of Spes on low base; cornucopiae under throne
Hadrian RIC 345
The famous sestertius pictured below is considered by many to be the finest portrait coin from the Rome Mint. The last time it was put up for auction it fetched over $3,000,000.00 ! I think even Hadrian would have been proud of this portrait .
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