E-Auction 46 Aftersale Lot 121

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E-Auction 46 Aftersale Lot 121

Hadrian. A.D. 117-138. AR denarius. 2.95 gm. 17.5 mm. "Travel series." Rome mint. Struck circa A.D. 130-133. His laureate head right; HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P / Africa, wearing elephant-skin headdress, reclining left on rock, holding scorpion and cornucopia; basket of grain ears to left; AFRICA. RIC II.3 1494 (RIC II 299). RSC 138. Good Very Fine; rich tone with iridescence; porosity and cleaning marks; bold handsome portrait.

David Sear: "Hadrian had a keen interest in experiencing first hand the diverse people and places of his vast Empire. During the two decades of his reign he undertook three great journeys in which he visited almost every province over which he ruled. Many of his coin types relate to these imperial tours.”


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