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Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Denarius


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Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Denarius 17.9 mm Rome mint


Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P  Laureate head right

Reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG Providentia standing left, holding scepter and extending hand over globe at feet to left.

RIC II 261; RSC 1204c. RIC II.3 2320(A1) 17.9mm Struck 137 - 138 AD

(I think I have described correctly?)

Hadrian, He's one of The Five Good Emperors. Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius.

For my collection, I'm up to owning 3 out of 5 at this point, In time I will get a decent example of Nerva and Marcus Aurelius. 


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Nice coin and correctly attributed. 

The supposed 5 good Emperors are always a fun set to collect in silver,  bronze or a mix.

Here's my Hadrian...


Hadrian (117- 138). Rome, c. 131-138 AD. Silver Denarius. 2,85 g. 17 mm.

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

Rev: FORTVNA AVG, Fortuna standing left holding patera and cornucopiae. VF, old collection patina.


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Nice Hadrian, @thenickelguy!

When I decided to rebuild my Roman denarii collection I started out with the Five Good Emperors. Acquiring all 5 produces a great feeling of accomplishment. After that I decided to collect the “Five Julias” (Julia Domna, Julia Maesa, Julia Mamaea, Julia Paula & Julia Soaemias.


Recent Hadrians and likely my last denarii purchases of 2022.


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