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Sestertius of Hadrian, AD 122. EXERC BRITANNICVS SC ("For the army of Britain, by order of the Senate") RIC 913. Coin currently in the British Museum Department of Coins and Medals (gallery 49, case 14).
Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS 111 PP ("Hadrian Augustus, three times consul, father of his country")
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Album name:Petitioncrown / The Best of Type!
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Date added:Mar 16, 2006
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Petitioncrown  [Mar 18, 2006 at 08:19 PM]
I purchased the coin in 1980. This is my coin it is on loan to the British Museum, it is one of Britain's most important coins showing the Roman legions being addressed by Hadrian in AD122 at the period Hadrian instructed the building of the now called Hadrians Wall
Arminius  [Aug 14, 2006 at 10:33 PM]
stunning coin, stunning conservation, stunning theme, ... (is this real, im dreaming?)
nugget  [Oct 03, 2006 at 09:31 PM]
You have some stunning coins pc
Jan Terje Rafdal  [Oct 30, 2006 at 11:16 AM]
If I had this coin, I would stay at home looking at it all day ...
Dave A  [Mar 20, 2007 at 11:02 PM]
I'm sure I could retire on this coin. A masterpiece!
Marjan E  [Jun 08, 2007 at 05:19 AM]
I love this coin! You can almost see the people move on the reverse.
hadriancollector  [Jun 27, 2007 at 11:16 PM]
Being a hadrian collector I look at this coins for ages everytime I go to the BM. Perfection
pippo72  [Aug 07, 2007 at 08:23 AM]
Thank you for sharing the best Hadrian coin I've never seen
Noah  [Nov 04, 2007 at 11:05 AM]
top notch
ROMA  [Feb 02, 2008 at 03:51 AM]
A masterpiece...your collection is a remarkable!
4to2CentBCphilia  [Jul 20, 2008 at 09:39 PM]
Gotta give this a 5. The reverse resembles a bas relief.
dupondius  [Aug 16, 2008 at 02:13 AM]
neander  [Feb 02, 2009 at 05:57 PM]
Unreal ancient beauty!
randy h2  [Feb 04, 2009 at 06:13 AM]
Luka - Parader D  [Jun 24, 2009 at 01:29 PM]
carthago  [Jul 09, 2009 at 04:33 AM]
Oh my...
areich  [Jan 22, 2010 at 06:24 PM]
This coin is worth tens of thousands, another coin in worse condition may be worth $500 or $50 if it's really bad. Condition is everything.
cicerokid  [Jun 07, 2011 at 10:31 AM]
it doesn't get any better
Lloyd T  [Jul 22, 2011 at 07:03 AM]
Do they come any better? I doubt it! Fives stars are insufficient.
paul1888  [Jul 08, 2013 at 06:22 AM]
This is an example of a coin that is a numismatic treasure that I only dream of having in my collection. Is this coin still on display?
Leo  [Aug 04, 2016 at 04:27 PM]