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118 AD: Donative of Hadrian upon his first arrival as emperor in Rome to celebrate his accession.
Orichalcum sestertius (24.3g, 34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 118.
IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG laureate bust of Hadrian facing right
PONT MAX TR POT COS II around edge LIBERALITAS AVG / S C [in two line in ex.] donation scene with Hadrian seated left on a platform on the right and extending his right hand. In front of him, an attendant seated right giving something to a citizen, who is mounting the steps to the platform. In the background, Liberalitas standing left, holding a tessera
RIC 552 [R]; Cohen 914; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 112:15
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BiancasDad  [May 25, 2012 at 03:18 PM]
Gorgeous patina, lovely texture, and a fantastic reverse!!
Legatus  [May 25, 2012 at 05:03 PM]
Another beauty
okidoki  [May 10, 2016 at 05:22 PM]
Very nice again Charles
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