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« on: July 11, 2020, 11:36:18 am »

Got a Hadrian Sestertius with RESTITVTORI GALLIAE


Between the years 119 and 136 AD, the emperor Hadrian travelled throughout the Roman Empire, visiting various provinces to take stock of his inheritance and calm the disquiet which had arisen in the later years of Trajan's reign. His travels can be divided into two major episodes. The first tour was designed to shore-up Rome's northern borders and began sometime around 119 AD when Hadrian first visited the provinces of Gauland Germania Inferior and Superior.


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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 03:45:20 am »

Hi kc, another great addition to your collection.

To me the portraits on the coinage of Hadrian,along with those of the Flavian emperors, are among the best ever produced. On your sestertius he looks very much the calm and capable emperor. Just what his subjects would have liked to think I am sure. Although he was clearly intelligent and capable, I don't think Hadrian was as calm in reality as this beautiful portrait would suggest!

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 03:31:29 pm »

Hello Steve,

yes I agree, the bronzes of Vespasian/Titus/Hadrian and Trajan have the best portraits and a range of variants. I think each portrait style was a special way of propaganda.

Thanks for your posting.

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