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622Hadrian_RIC535b.JPG
535b Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 117 AD Concordia73 viewsReference.
RIC cf535b; BMC cf1104; Strack cf502; Banti 145 ( 1 example)

Obv. IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN AVG F TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER,
Laureate, heroically nude bust right, baldric (sword) strap around neck and across chest, loop on shoulder, seen from front

Rev DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS P P, CONCORDIA and S C in field
Concordia seated left on throne, cornucopia at side, holding patera and resting elbow on statuette of Spes standing left set on low basis.

24.78 gr
35 mm
6h


When he became emperor following the death of Trajan in 117 AD, questions immediately arose regarding the validity of Hadrian's succesion. Although it is clear from Hadrian's early career and marriage to Sabina (Trajan's grand-niece) that the emperor brought his young kinsman within the imperial court, Trajan, unlike Nerva before, made no move to adopt Hadrian formally, instead possibly preferring others. This fact prompted Hadrian, in the early days of his reign to emphasize his legitimacy to the succession. Hadrian declared Trajan divus and ordered his ashes installed in the Column of his newly complete Forum. Trajan's name and titles were incorporated into the new imperial nomenclature, a privilege reserved solely for legitimate heirs. At the same time, coins were struck to associate the new reign with the previous administration and declare a peaceful transferral of power. The legend DAC PARTHICO (in the dedicatory dative), clearly refers to Trajan, while the Concordia reverse type (to date, uncommon with the addition of Spes), emphasized by the inclusion of CONCORDIA in the exergue, demonstrated Hadrian's potential willingness for the time to continue Trajan's policies, thereby insuring continued political harmony, something which disintegrated as Hadrian's reign progressed.
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520Hadrian_RIC541a.jpg
541 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 117 AD Fortuna102 viewsReference.
RIC 541a; BMCRE 1110; Cohen 751; Banti 409

Obv. IMP CAES DIVI TRA PARTH F DIVI NER NEP TRAIANO HADRIANO AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest.

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS FORT RED/S C in two lines in exergue
Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder on ground in right hand and cornucopiae in left.

28.43 gr
34 mm
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521Hadrian_RIC543.jpg
543 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 117 AD Fortuna56 viewsReference.
Strack 509; Cohen 753; RIC 543 var. (CAESAR) ; Banti 416 var. ( Baldric strap)

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, nude bust right, aegis on left shoulder and across back of neck, baldric (sword) strap around neck and across chest, loop on shoulder, seen from front.

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS DES II S C FORT RED
Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left.

27.37 gr.
32 mm.
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91Hadrian__RIC547.jpg
547 Hadrian Orichalcum Sestertius, Roma 118 AD Roma50 viewsReference.
RIC 547

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS II in ex. ADVENTVS AVG / S C
Roma seated right on cuirass, holding spear and clasping hands with Hadrian, who stands left, wearing togate (toga)

25.65 gr
mm
h

Note. Matt Smith
Legend: reads PONT(ifex) MAX(imus) TR(ibunicia) POT(estate) COS [II], or “Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestas [i.e. endowed with power of tribune], Consul for the second time.” The reverse exergue reads ADVENTVS [AVG](usti), or “the arrival of Augustus,” and S(enatus) C(onsulto), which indicates the coin’s value is supported “by the decree of the Senate.”
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1249Hadrian_RIC547.jpg
547 Hadrian Orichalcum Sestertius, Roma 118 AD Roma30 viewsReference.
RIC 547; Strack 511; C. 91; BMC 1120

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS II in ex. ADVENTVS AVG / S C
Roma seated right on cuirass, holding spear and clasping hands with Hadrian, who stands left, wearing togate

28.79 gr
35 mm
6h


Legend: reads PONT(ifex) MAX(imus) TR(ibunicia) POT(estate) COS [II], or “Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestas [i.e. endowed with power of tribune], Consul for the second time.” The reverse exergue reads ADVENTVS [AVG](usti), or “the arrival of Augustus,” and S(enatus) C(onsulto), which indicates the coin’s value is supported “by the decree of the Senate.”
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1040Hadrian_RIC549.jpg
549 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 118 AD Annona standing57 viewsReference.
RIC 549; C 184; Strack 513; Banti 102; BMC 1125

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. PONT MAX - TR POT COS II in ex. ANNONA AVG in field, S - C
Annona standing r., holding cornucopiae in front of her, modius and corn-ears and high prow of ship.

20.56 gr
31.2 mm
6h

Note.
In ancient Rome, the Romans used the term Cura Annonae ("care for the grain supply"), in honour of their goddess Annona and the grain dole was distributed from the Temple of Ceres.
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536Hadrian_RIC551a.jpg
551a Hadrian Sestertius Roma 118 AD Fortuna49 viewsReference.
RIC 551a; Banti 414

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS II S C FORT RED (S-C in ex.)
Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder on ground in right hand and cornucopiae in left.

26.04 gr
33 mm
h

Note. Matt Smith
Legend: reads PONT(ifex) MAX(imus) TR(ibunicia) POT(estate) COS [II], or “Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestas [i.e. endowed with power of tribune], Consul for the second time.
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832Hadrian_RIC551a.jpg
551a Hadrian Sestertius Roma 118 AD Fortuna32 viewsReference.
RIC 551a; Banti 415

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS II S C FORT RED (S-C in field)
Fortuna, draped, seated left on low seat, holding rudder on ground in right hand and cornucopiae in left.

24.95 gr
35 mm
6h
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1183Hadrian_RIC552.jpg
552 Hadrian Orichalcum Sestertius, Roma 118 AD Hadrian and Liberalitas 54 viewsReference.
RIC 552; Strack 516; Hunter II 324, BMCRE III 1137, Cohen II 914, SRCV II 3606 var. (band over shoulder, S - C at sides); Banti 488

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder, seen from front

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS II / S C LIBERALITAS AVG
Hadrian seated left on raised platform, before him sits an attendant distributing coins to a togate citizen climbing steps of platform, Liberalitas standing left on far side of attendant, holding coin counter, LIBERALITAS AVG / S C (senatus consulto) in exergue

25.81 gr
35 mm
6h

Note.
The generosity and munificent largesses of Hadrian, after having been recorded many times on various coins and in diverse ways, are on the reverse of a first brass medal of great rarity, glorified altogether by the above splendid title, "The Benefactor of the World," a superlative the more remarkable, inasmuch as, neither before nor afterward, is it found conferred on any other emperor. -- Dictionary| of Roman| Coins|
FORVM coin
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55Hadrian__RIC561a.jpg
561 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 119-22 AD Jupiter51 viewsReference.
RIC 561a

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, bust right, baldric (sword) strap around neck and across chest, loop on shoulder, seen from front.

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS III / S C (in excerque)
Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and sceptre

27.3 gr
35 mm
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586Hadrian_RIC536.jpg
563 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 119-21 AD Felicitas standing47 viewsReference.
Strack Banti ; RIC 563b; C.1192

Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG.
Laureate head right, slight drapery.

Rev: PONT MAX TR POT COS III / S - C.
Felicitas standing left, holding short caduceus and cornucopia.

25.35 gr
34 mm
6h
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982Hadrian_RIC569.jpg
569 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 119-21 AD Securitas25 viewsReference.
RIC 569; BMCRE 1163; Cohen 1397; Strack 528; Banti 736 (1 specimen)

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS III S C SECVR AVG
Securitas, draped, seated left, holding sceptre in right hand and resting head on left hand

26.38 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
Dr. walter Kimpel
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426Hadrian_RIC582.jpg
582 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 119-20 AD Hadrian seated59 viewsReference.
RIC 582c; C 930 rare.

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III:
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from front.

Rev. LIBERALITAS AVG III in Ex. S C
Hadrian, togate, seated left on platform, on right, extending right hand; behind, an officer standing left; in front, on his right, an attendant holding up coin counter; at foot of platform, citizen standing right, holding out fold of toga in both hands.

24.93 gr.
33 mm.
Note.
Comment on Tablet by Curtis Clay.
The object in question was a tablet with a set number of shallow coin-size depressions drilled into it, say 50 depressions. It was dipped into the chest of coins like a scoop, and shaken until one coin had settled into each depression. Any excess coins were then swept back into the chest with the official's other hand, and the full board containing exactly fifty coins was then emptied into the outstretched toga of the recipient. So the object in question was a coin scoop/coin counter, meant to rapidly and accurately distribute the required number of coins to each recipient.
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279_Hadrian_RIC583a.jpg
583a Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 119-21 AD Libertas44 viewsReferentc.
RIC 583a; C 948. BMC 1190A.

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Laureate head right

Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA
Libertas, draped, seated left on throne, holding branch in right hand, which rests on lap, and vertical sceptre in left
in exergue, S C.

26.50 gr
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1230Hadrian_RIC583.JPG
583b Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 119-21 AD Libertas14 viewsReference
RIC 583b; C 948. BMC 1190A.

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Laureate head right

Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA
Libertas, draped, seated left on throne, holding branch in right hand, which rests on lap, and vertical sceptre in left
in exergue, S C.

24.24 gr
34 mm
6h

Note.
ex Münzzentrum Köln, Auktion 45, 1981, Los 554
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202Hadrian__RIC586.jpg
586 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 119-21 AD Moneta39 viewsReference.
RIC 586 var C. 974; BMC 1196; Banti --; Strack 677

Obv. IMP. CAESAR. TRAIANVS. HADRIANVS. AVG. P. M. TR. P. COS. III.
Laureate, bust right, aegis on left shoulder, seen from front

Rev. MONETA AVGVSTI, S.C
Moneta standing left with scales and cornucopiae

23.75 gr
34/33 mm
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1162Hadrian_RIC586c.jpg
586c Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 119-21 AD Moneta11 viewsReference.
RIC 586 var C. 974; BMC 1196; Banti 549; Strack 677

Obv. IMP. CAESAR. TRAIANVS. HADRIANVS. AVG. P. M. TR. P. COS. III.
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right

Rev. MONETA AVGVSTI S C
Moneta, draped, standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left

28.03 gr
32 mm
6h
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729Hadrian_RIC589b.jpg
589b Hadrian Sestertius Roma 119-21 AD Hadrian standing40 viewsReference.
BMC 1204. Cohen 1207 var. (different bust type). RIC 589b; Banti 617

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, with slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev. PROVIDENTIA DEORVM / S - C
Hadrian standing facing, his head turned to left, holding scroll in his left hand and raising his right towards eagle flying right in upper left field and bearing scepter in its claws.

27.14 gr
33 mm
6h

ex.
Nomos AG auction Obolos 6 Lot Lot 637
Auction 142 lot 2557 2005 Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung
Auction 73 lot 644 2004 Auktionshaus H. D. Rauch GmbH

Note. CNG
This fascinating reverse type is meant to emphasize the legitimacy of Hadrian's rule: Jupiter's symbol, the eagle, is bringing a sceptre to the emperor.
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698Hadrian_RIC590.jpg
590 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 119-21 AD Lictor standing57 viewsReference.
RIC 590b; Banti 620; Strack 555; C 1210

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Laureate heroic bust right, slight drapery

Rev. RELIQVA VETERA HS NOVIES MILL ABOLITA / S - C
Lictor standing left, holding fasces, setting fire to heap of bonds with torch.

25.59 gr
32 mm
6h

Notes.
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=RELIQVA%20VETERA%20HS%20NOVIES%20MILL%20ABOLITA

From the estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 47 (16 September 1998), lot 1611.

In July of AD 118 Hadrian made his first appearance in Rome as emperor to celebrate a Parthian triumph in the name of Trajan. He was quickly called away to Moesia to subdue the Sarmatians and Roxolani. While away, four high ranking senators – Lucius Quietus, Cornelius Palma, L. Publius Celsus and C. Avidius – were executed by the senate for an alleged conspiracy against Hadrian, despite a promise by Hadrian not to execute members of the Senate. To calm a suspicious public, Hadrian held a week long gladiatorial show, granted an extra public largesse, and, as this coin advertises, relinquished the public debt to the state equaling 900 million sestertii. This event culminated in an elaborate ceremony held in the Forum of Trajan where all records of these debts were set on fire.
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498Hadrian_RIC594b.jpg
594 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 119-21 AD ORBIS TERRARVM60 viewsReference. Rare
RIC 594b; Spink 3637 var C. 1285; Banti 678

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. RESTITVTORI ORBIS TERRARVM in ex. S C
Hadrian, togate, standing left, holding roll in left hand and extending right hand to woman, draped, kneeling right and holding globe in left hand.

24.23 gr

Ex Áureo 22/10/1997, nº 2070
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153Hadrian__RIC610.jpg
610 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 121-22 AD Ceres standing55 viewsReference.
Strack 573; RIC 610c; C 1075

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front

Rev. P M TR P COS III, S C across field.
Ceres standing, facing, head left, holding grain ears and torch.

26,13 gr
34 mm
6 h

From the Charles Darrah Collection of Flavian and Antonine Bronzes.
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492Hadrian_RIC611.jpg
611 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 121-22 AD Minerva standing42 viewsReference.
Strack 574; RIC 611b; C. 1066

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG:
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev. P M TR P COS III in field. S C
Minerva, draped, helmeted, standing left, dropping incense with right hand on a candelabrum left and holding vertical spear in left; against her left side rests a shield, up which climbs a snake.

27.30 gr
33 mm
11 h
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590Hadrian_RIC612.jpg
612 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 122-25 AD Spes standing62 viewsReference.
Strack 576; RIC 612b; Banti 595

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. (with visible thunderbolt on his cuirass leather strap)


Rev. P M TR P COS III S C
Spes advancing left, holding flower and lifting dress.

28.15 gr
33 mm
6h

From the J. Eric Engstrom Collection. Ex Lepczyk 61 (13 March 1985), lot 365; Vatican Museum duplicate from St. John’s College Collection, no. 429.
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411Hadrian_RIC614a.jpg
614 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 122-25 AD Virtus standing31 viewsReference.
Strack 571; RIC 614a; Banti 775; C.1466

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

Rev. PM TR P COS III in field VIRT - AVG S-C
Virtus, helmeted, in military dress, standing left, resting right foot on helmet, holding vertical spear in left hand and parazonium upright in right

23.90 gr
33 mm
5h
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239Hadrian__RIC631_.jpg
631 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 125-28 AD Diana32 viewsReference.
RIC 631b; C 316.

Obv. HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS
laureate bust r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. COS III
Diana standing right, holding arrow and Bow; in field, S - C

22,55 gr
32 mm
6h
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571Hadrian_RIC632.JPG
632 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 125-28 AD Neptune standing right38 viewsReference.
Strack 605; RIC 632; Banti 170 (same die) ; C. 308; BMC 1286

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. COS III in field S C
Neptune, naked except for cloak over left thigh, standing right, left knee bent with left foot on prow, holding dolphin in right hand and trident in left.

23.28 gr
32 mm
6h
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1150Hadrian_RIC635.jpg
635 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 125-28 AD Neptune standing left20 viewsReference.
Strack 604; RIC 635; Banti 172; C. 312; BMC 1291

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. COS III in field S C
Neptune, naked except for cloak over left thigh, standing right, left knee bent with left foot on prow, holding dolphin in right hand and trident in left.

24.75 gr
33 mm
6h
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636 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 124-28 AD Roma34 viewsReference.
RIC 636; BMC 1294; C. 342; Strack 611

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev: COS III / S C.
Roma seated left on cuirass, resting right foot on helmet, holding Victory and cornucopia; shield behind

22.32 gr
30 mm.
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864Hadrian_RIC636.jpg
636 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 124-28 AD Roma33 viewsReference.
RIC 636; BMC 1294; C. 342; Strack 611

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev: COS III / S C.
Roma seated left on cuirass, resting right foot on helmet, holding Victory and cornucopia; shield behind

23.53 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
Ex Collection Freimut Hüther (1935-2016)
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1087Hadrian_RIC636.jpg
636 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 124-28 AD Roma47 viewsReference.
RIC 636; BMC 1294; C. 342; Strack 611

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Laureate head right.

Rev: COS III / S C. in ex.
Roma, helmeted, in military dress, seated left on cuirass, left foot on helmet, holding Victory on extended right hand and cornucopia in left; round shield set on ground to right.

27.95 gr
33 mm
6h
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168Hadrian__RIC637.jpg
637 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 125-28 AD Aequitas standing39 viewsReference.
RIC 637

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Laureate bust right with drapery on left shoulder

Rev. COS III S C.
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and rod.

25.66 gr
31 mm

Note.
Aequitas is the Latin concept of justice, equality, conformity, symmetry, or fairness.
It is the origin of the English word "equity". In ancient Rome, it could refer to either the legal concept of equity, or fairness between individuals.

During the Roman Empire, Aequitas as a divine personification was part of the religious propaganda of the emperor, under the name Aequitas Augusti, which also appeared on coins.
She is depicted on coins holding a cornucopiae and a balance scale (libra), which was more often a symbol of "honest measure" to the Romans than of justice.
(Wiki)

Ex American Numismatic Society #1001.1.22972.
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125Hadrian__RIC638.jpg
638 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 125-28 AD Virtus standing32 viewsReference.
C.356, RIC.638, BMC.1307

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Laureate bust of Hadrian right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev. COS III in field S-C
Virtus standing left, foot resting on helmet, holding parazonium and reversed spear.

27.92 gr
30 mm
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524Hadrian_RIC645.jpg
645 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 125-28 AD Emperor29 viewsReference.
RIC 645d; Strack 590

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right.

Rev.COS III S C EXPED AVG
Hadrian, in military dress, with cloak flying behind him, on horse prancing left, raising right hand

25.58 gr
32 mm
6h
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460Hadrian_RIC645.jpg
645 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 125-28 AD Hadrian22 viewsReference.
RIC 645; C. 450; Banti 298; Strack 590

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev: COS III / S - C / EXPED AVG.
Hadrian on horse rearing left, raising hand.

27.85 gr.
33 mm.
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466Hadrian_RIC650.JPG
650 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 125-28 AD Hadrian Neptune standing right25 viewsReference.
RIC 650; Banti 553

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Reverse. COS III S C NEP(tunus) RED(ux)
Neptune, naked except for cloak over left thigh, standing right, left knee bent with left foot on prow, holding dolphin in right hand and trident in left.

21 gr
31 mm
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1128Hadrian_RIC651.jpg
651 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 125-28 AD Neptune standing right13 viewsReference.
RIC 651; C. 980; Strack 596; BMC/RE.1317

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. COS III S C NEP RED
Neptune, naked except for cloak over left thigh, standing right, left knee bent with left foot on prow, holding acrostolium in right hand and trident in left

27.03 gr
35 mm
6h
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855Hadrian_RIC706.jpg
706 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 132-34 AD Galley left40 viewsReference rare var.
RIC 706; Strack 841; C. 699-701; Banti --

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev. FELICITATI AVG P P COS III S-C in field
Galley left with steersman and six rowers; curved stern above hortator, two sigma at stern (no vexillum on prow)

23.41 gr
31 mm
12h
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706 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 132-34 AD Galley left57 viewsReference
RIC 706; Strack 837; C. 657; Banti 337

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right.

Rev. FELICITATI AVG COS III P P S-C in field
Galley moving left with stearman and five rowers; vexillum on prow.

23.61 gr
31 mm
12h

Ex.
Stack's Bowers Galleries January 2013 N.Y.I.N.C. lot 5210

Note.
An acrostolium is an ornamental extension of the stem post on the prow of an ancient warship. Often used as a symbol of victory or of power at sea. (numiswiki)
1st-4th Century AD:
The Ship in Imperial Rome

Realizing its importance, Augustus established the Roman navy along lines similar to that of the legions. In addition to a number of key harbors, from which ships could be deployed, he stationed several fleets (Latin classes) in key areas throughout the empire. Among these, the classis Britannica patrolled the channel between Gaul and Britannia, protecting the shipping lanes. Its strategic regional importance is commemorated in the coinage of several of the period usurpers from the area. M. Aurelius Postumus was the first to do so (lots 676-679). His bronze ship issues carry the legend LAETITIA AVG, emphasizing the source of imperial well-being resides in a strong navy. The usurper M. Aurelius Carausius, commander of the classis Britannica under Diocletian, struck coins commemorating, in part, his control of that fleet and its abilities in keeping the sea lanes open (lot 680). His short-lived successor, Allectus, continued the type (lots 681-684).

One important function of the navy was the transportation of the imperial family on state visits. From the time of Augustus, vessels were dispatched to carry the emperor between the capital and the provinces. One such instance is commemorated in a rare bronze as, struck at Patrae in AD 66/7 (lot 609). The reverse depicts the quinquereme used to carry Nero on his infamous tour of Greece. Hadrian’s extensive travels were recorded with a wide variety of ship types struck at Rome (lots 610-622), and in the East (lot 623). An inscription from Ephesus (Syll. III 3241), records that a local captain, L. Erastus, used his ship to transport the emperor while he was in that area. A coin struck at Alexandria (lot 624) is of particular importance for, in the same year as the coin was struck Antinoüs drowned as the imperial party was sailing up the Nile. Hadrian’s successors continued to travel, now to shore up border conflicts or prepare for one of the periodic wars with Persia (lots 625-627; 631-675). By the middle of the third century AD local issues, rather than those minted at the imperial capital, recorded these events, a sign that the center of power was drifting away from Rome itself.

Warships were not the exclusive vessel of the Roman navy. Providing the empire with an uninterrupted supply of grain, as well as other necessary supplies, necessitated the construction of ship for such a purpose. Unlike the warship, which required speed and strength for ramming, the merchantman (Greek nau~ stroggulh; Latin navis oneraria) was of broader beam. Many of these vessels, like the ponto or more common actuaria resembled the shape of a trireme and could be powered by both oars and sails. Since ships of this type were used to transport vital commodities such as wine and grain, they, like the large ponto, are often those shown on coins from the Black Sea (lots 655 and 664-666). The great Roman merchantman, or corbita, often seen in part on imperial issues commemorating the annona, is more familiar (lots 607-608). Powered by two large sails, it featured a rear cabin in the shape of a swan and was the true workhorse of Roman merchant vessels; its type continued well into the Byzantine period.
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756Hadrian_RIC790~0.JPG
709 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Spes standing27 viewsReference
RIC 790d; C. 1419; Strack 697; Banti 745

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head, right

Rev. SPES P R S C
Spes, draped, advancing left, holding up flower in right hand and raising skirt with left

26.80 gr
30.54 mm
6h
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661Hadrian_RIC711.jpg
711 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 132-34 AD Justitia39 viewsReference.
RIC 711var; C. 895var.; Strack 823; Banti 481

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bare-headed draped, cuirassed bust right, wearing a paludamentum

Rev. IVSTITIA AVG P P in field S - C / in ex. COS III
Justitia seated left on chair, holding patera in her right hand and long vertical scepter with her left.

27.15 gr
32 mm
12h

Note.
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918Hadrian_RIC712.jpg
712 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 132-34 AD Liberalitas standing26 viewsReference.
RIC 712; Cohen 922; Strack 819; Banti 491

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev. LIBERALITAS AVG COS III P P S C
Liberalitas, standing right, emptying contents of cornucopiae

22.75 gr
33 mm
12h
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257Hadrian__RIC740f.JPG
740 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Roma Hadrian standing25 viewsReference.
RIC 740f; C 85; cohen 87; Banti 68

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
laureate draped bust right

Rev. ADVENTVS AVG in Ex S-C
Roma standing right, holding spear, clasping hands with Hadrian, Togate, standing left holding roll.

25.14 gr.
34 mm
h
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157Hadrian__RIC743.jpg
743 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Aequitas standing38 viewsReference.
RIC 743; Strack 650; C. 125; Banti 85

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right.

Rev. AEQVITAS AVG S-C in field.
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and pertica (measuring rod)

20.35 gr
30 mm
6h

Ex Charles Darrah Collection of Flavian and Antonine Bronzes.
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1284Hadrian_RIC743.jpg
743 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Aequitas standing14 viewsReference.
RIC 743; Strack 650; C. 125; Banti 85

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right.

Rev. AEQVITAS AVG S-C in field.
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and pertica (measuring rod)

26.70 gr
32 mm
6h
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203Hadrian__RIC746.jpg
746 Hadrian Orichalcum sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian52 viewsReference. Rare
RIC 746;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG. COS. III. P. P
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev. DISCIPLINA AVG. S. C.
Hadrian advancing right, holding roll, followed by three soldiers carrying standards and an officer holding a staff.

23.04 gr
33 mm
6h
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66Hadrian__RIC750.jpg
750 Hadrian Orichalcum Sestertius Roma 134-38 FelIcitas33 viewsReference.
RIC 750;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate bust r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. FELICITAS AVG // S C in field.
Felicitas standing l., holding branch and long caduceus.

26.18 gr
32 mm
6h
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83Hadrian_RIC754e.jpg
754 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 Roma Hadrian39 viewsReference.
RIC 754e; Banti 330

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG. COS. III. P. P.
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from back

Rev. FELICITAS AVG. in ex. S-C
Hadrian standing right holding roll clasping right hands with Felicitas standing left holding caduceus.

26.01 gr
30 mm
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687Hadrian_RIC757.jpg
757 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Felicitas standing22 viewsReference. very rare
Strack 665; RIC 757 corr. (left); BMC 1502 corr. same; Banti corr. same 334; C.corr. same 644


Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right.

Rev.FELICITAS P R S C:
Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae in left

22.54 gr
32.34 mm
7h
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444Hadrian_RIC758.jpg
758 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Fides standing19 viewsReference.
RIC 758; BMCRE 1504

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
laureate head right.

Rev. FIDES PVBLICA
Fides standing right, holding basket of fruits and grain ears.

20.62 gr
30 mm
7 h
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204Hadrian__RIC759.jpg
759 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna35 viewsReference.
RIC 759; Cohen 763; Sear 3599.

Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
legend with laureate head right.

Rev: FORTVNA AVG legend with S-C
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia.

25.92 gr
30 mm
Good fine.

Ex Walter Steinberg collection
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983Hadrian_RIC760.jpg
760 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna standing38 viewsReference.
RIC 760; C. 772; BMC 1514; Strack 670; Banti 428 (26 specimens)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate, draped, right

Rev. FORTVNA AVG S C
Fortuna, draped, standing left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left

25.12 gr
31 mm
6h

Note.
Dr. walter Kimpel
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766Hadrian_RIC763.JPG
763 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Jupiter32 viewsReference.
RIC 763; C. 861;BMC 1521; Strack 671

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
laureate head right

Rev.IOVI CVSTODI S C below
Jupiter, naked to waist, seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt in right hand and vertical sceptre in left.

25.05 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
IOVI CVSTODI as Jupiter protector, protecting the health of Hadrian and Aelius
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1210Hadrian_RIC763.jpg
763 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Jupiter25 viewsReference.
RIC 763; C. 861;BMC 1521; Strack 671

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head right

Rev. IOVI CVSTODI S C below
Jupiter, naked to waist, seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt in right hand and vertical sceptre in left.

21.96 gr
32.50 mm
6h

Note.
IOVI CVSTODI as Jupiter protector, protecting the health of Hadrian and Aelius
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1069Hadrian_RIC764.jpg
764 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Justitia14 viewsReference.
RIC 764; Banti 464;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, right

Rev. IVSTITIA AVG . S C
Justitia, draped, seated left, holding palm in right hand and sceptre in left

26.06 gr
32 mm
6h
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1121Hadrian_RIC764.jpg
764 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Justitia14 viewsReference.
RIC 764; Banti 464 (obv.) Banti 465 (rev.); C.880; Strack 673

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, right

Rev. IVSTITIA AVG. S C
Justitia, draped, seated left, holding palm in right hand and sceptre in left

24.08 gr
31 mm
6h
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246Hadrian__RIC772.JPG
772 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Providentia standing40 viewsReference.
var. RIC 772; C 1205; Strack 682 (var= no wand and resting on column)

Obv. HADRIANVS - AVG COS III P P
laureate head right.

Rev. PROVIDENTIA AVG / SC
Providentia, draped, standing left, holding hand over globe and vertical sceptre in left

23.43 gr
32 mm
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471Hadrian_RIC777.jpg
777 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Diana standing26 viewsReference.
RIC 777d; C. 1364; BMC 1546.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. S-C in feild
Diana, draped, standing, left, holding arrow in right hand and in left holding bow

26.12 gr
31 mm
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123Hadrian__RIC779D.jpg
779 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Nemesis advancing29 viewsReference.
RIC 779d; C. 1374; BMC 1549; Strack 704

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right.

Rev. S. C.
Nemesis advancing right, holding fold of dress and olive branch.

29.32 gr
32 mm
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1178Hadrian_RIC782.jpg
782 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian standing35 viewsReference.
RIC 782; C 1384;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head right

Rev. S-C
Hadrian, bare-headed, in military dress, standing right, resting left foot on crocodile, holding vertical spear in right hand and parazonium in left

29.33 gr
33 mm
6h
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1212Hadrian_RIC783.jpg
783 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Decastyle Temple25 viewsReference.
RIC II 783; Strack 696; c. 1422; BMC 1554

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. [SPQR] S-C
Decastyle temple set on base; temple is flanked by two columns, each decorated with a statue on top columns surmounted by statues and set on pedestals on either side

22.71 gr
31 mm
12h

Note.
The great temple of Venus and Rome, was actually two temples that were built back-to-back. Dedigned by Hadrian, the temple of Venus faced the Flavian ampitheatre and that of Rome overlooked the Forum. Construction began in 121 AD, but was not completed until 141 AD under Antoninus Pius. The temple was destroyed by fire in 307 AD, and later rebuilt by Maxentius. Its remains can still be seen in Rome today.
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109Hadrian__RIC785.jpg
785 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Salus standing26 viewsReference.
RIC 785

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Laureate bust right.

Rev. SALVS AVG SC.
Salus standing right, feeding out of patera in left hand, snake coiled around altar.

22.63 gr.
30.00 mm
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1211Hadrian_RIC786.jpg
786 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Salus standing26 viewsReference.
RIC II 786; C 1333; Banti 696; Strack 688

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. SALVS AVG S-C
Salus standing l., feeding from patera serpent coiled around altar and holding sceptre.

29.94 gr
32 mm
6h
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735Hadrian_RIC840.jpg
840 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Africa19 viewsReference.
RIC 840; C.142; Strack 709

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right.

Rev. AFRICA S C
Africa, draped, wearing elephant-skin headdress, reclining left, resting left arm on rock, holding scorpion in right hand and cornucopiae in left; basket of corn-ears and poppy front.

23.30 gr
32mm
12h

Note.
From the E.E. Clain Stefanelli collection
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854Hadrian_RIC858.jpg
858 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Mauretania standing right57 viewsReference.
Strack 720; RIC II 858; C. 961; BMC 1762

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right

Rev. MAVRETANIA S C
Mauretania, wearing short tunic, walking right, head left, holding the bridle of horse, advancing left, in right hand and two javelins in left, with serpent coiled around javelins

23.32 gr
32 mm
6h
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205Hadrian__RIC884.jpg
884 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian Vis-à-vis Gallia20 viewsReference
Strack 749; RIC 884; Cohen 31; Sear 3563.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS COS III P P
Laureate head, draped bust right seen from rear

Rev. ADVENTVI AVG GALLIAE SC below
Hadrian, standing right, holding roll and raising right hand, facing Gallia standing left, left hand at side, sacrificing at altar between them, sacrificial victim below.

25.41 gr
32 mm
h

note.
Ex.Walter Steinberg
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558Hadrian_RIC888.jpg
888 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian standing vis-à-vis Italia64 viewsReference.
RIC 888c, Banti 34; Strack 751

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, bare-headed, draped, right.

Rev. ADVENTVI AVG ITALIAE S C
Hadrian, togate, on left, standing right, holding roll in left hand and raising right to Italia, standing left, facing him, on right, sacrificing over altar in center with right hand and holding cornucopiae in left; bull next to altar

23.00 gr
32 mm
6h
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865Hadrian_RIC918.jpg
918 Hadrian Sestertius Roma Emperor standing20 viewsReverence.
RIC 918; Strack 793; C.561; Banti 260

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right

Rev. EXERC DACICVS S C
Hadrian standing right on low base, on left, haranguing four soldiers carrying three standardts and a horse , led on bridle. (Banti)

24.10 gr
32 mm
6h
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1108Hadrian_RIC935var_.jpg
935 var. Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian on horseback28 viewsReference.
Banti 296 (this coin)
RIC 935 var. (bust type not listed); C. 585 var. (same); BMCRE 1689 var. (same); Strack 809; Hill 887

Obv. HADRIANVS COS III P P
Bare head, draped bust right, wearing paludamentum

Rev. EXERCITVS SYRIACVS SC
Hadrian, on horseback right, addressing three soldiers; one holding legionary eagle, two holding standards.

28.20 gr
31 mm
6h

Note.
Ex Monsieur Note (1910-1982) Collection, France.= Lanz 18 1980=Banti 296
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484Hadrian_RIC941.jpg
941 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Africa23 viewsReference.
Strack 769; RIC 941f; BMCRE 1789; C.1228

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P,
laureate and draped bust right.

Rev. RESTITVTORI AFRICAE, in Ex.SC,
Hadrian, togate, standing left, on right, holding roll in left hand and extending right hand to raise up Africa, wearing elephant-trunk headdress, kneeling, facing him, on left, holding corn-ears in left hand; corn-ears growing in center

24.65 gr
34 mm
6 h
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398Hadrian_RIC943var_.jpg
943 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Arabia34 viewsReference.
Strack 770; RIC 943 var. (bust left); C. 1233 var.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate, draped bust left, seen from back.

Rev. RESTITVTORI ARABIAE S C
Hadrian, togate, standing right, on left, holding roll in left hand and extending right hand to raise up Arabia, kneeling, facing him, on right, holding bundle of canes (?) in left hand; camel left, in center.

25.60 gr
32 mm
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582Hadrian_RIC950.JPG
950 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Gallia23 viewsReference.
RIC 950f; Strack 776 ; Banti 658; BMCRE 1807; Cohen 1249

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right.

Rev. RESTITVTORI GALLIAE S C
Hadrian, togate, standing right, on left, holding roll in left hand and extending right hand to raise up Gallia, kneeling, facing him, on right, resting left arm at side.

27.50 gr
32 mm
12h
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499Hadrian_RIC952.jpg
952 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Hispania39 viewsReference.
Strack 777; RIC 952; Spink 3633; C. 1272.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right

Rev. RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE in ex.S C
Hadrian, togate, standing left, on right, holding roll in left hand and extending right hand to raise up Hispania, kneeling, facing him, on left, holding branch in left hand; rabbit in center

25.40 gr
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1086Hadrian_RIC956.jpg
956 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Italia44 viewsReference.
RIC 956; BMCRE 1823; Cohen 1275.RIC 956; Banti --: Strack 779

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head with lions trophy around neck

Rev. RESTITVTORI ITALIAE,
Hadrian standing right, holding roll and raising kneeling Italia, holding cornucopiae.

25.17 gr
31 mm
6h
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1270Hadrian_RIC968.jpg
968 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian with Roma and Senate33 viewsReference.
RIC 968; Banti 193; BMC 1364; C. 352; Hill 388; Strack 632

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head of Hadrian to right.

Rev. COS III / S C
Genius of the Senate, togate on the left, and Hadrian, togate on the right, holding a volumen, standing facing each other, clasping their right hands; behind them, Roma standing right, holding spear in her left hand and resting her right on the others' clasped hands.

25.00 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
The Romans often staged events in which the emperor was accompanied by actors dressed to personify symbolic personalities such as Annona, Liberalitas, Roma, et al. Here we see the emperor clasping the hand of the Senate in the presence of Roma, who stands behind them confirming their cooperative spirit by resting her hand on theirs.

This reverse type, representing "Concordia Senatus," likely commemorates the conferring of the title pater patriae upon Hadrian by the Senate in 128 AD.
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427Hadrian_RIC969.jpg
969 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna25 viewsReference.
Strack 628; RIC 969; C 727.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right.

Rev. COS III, FORT RED in exergue. S-C across fields.
Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopiae and rudder on globe.

21.95 gr
33 mm.
6 h.

ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 19 1 August 2015
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1217Hadrian_RIC969.JPG
969 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna27 viewsReference.
Strack 628; RIC 969h; C 727; Banti 399 (one specimen)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate, draped bust left, seen from rear

Rev. COS III, FORT RED in exergue. S-C across fields.
Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopiae and rudder on globe.

23.00 gr
33 mm.
6h
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152Hadrian__RIC970.jpg
970 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 128-32 AD Hilaritas50 viewsReference.
Strack 629; RIC 970; C. 819

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
laureate head of Hadrian right

Rev. HILARITAS P R, COS III in exergue, S C across field
Hilaritas standing facing, head left, holding long palm branch and cornucopiae; to either side, small child standing facing her.

25.56 gr
32 mm
6 h

Charles Darrah Collection of Flavian and Antonine Bronzes.
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