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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Hadrian| > RS89702
Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.
This scarce type is a mule, struck with a recycled older reverse die. This reverse die was first used with the obverse legend IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, struck c. 119 - 128 A.D. The normal reverse had the legend COS III. RIC II lists it as scarce, but market evidence suggests it is rare.
RS89702. Silver denarius, RIC II 381b (S), RSC II 1121b, cf. Hunter II 166 (rev. leg.), BMCRE III 152 (obv. leg.), SRCV II 3520 (obv. leg. and bust), F, light toning, light marks, slightly off center, flow lines, die wear, small edge splits, Rome mint, weight 3.113g, maximum diameter 19.5mm, die axis 180o, c. 128 - 132 A.D.; obverse HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, laureate head right; reverse P M TR P COS III, Aequitas standing half left, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; ex Beast Coins, ex Paul Balla Collection; rare; $80.00










REFERENCES

Posnansky, H. Nemesis und Adrasteia. (Koebner, 1890).
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