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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1146
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Hadrian; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  118
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.40
Weight (g):  21.21
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2009. B. A. Seaby Ltd, 1942.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, r., laureate, draped on l. shoulder. Reverse: Hadrian seated l. on a platform on r., extending r. hand; in front, an attendant seated, giving something to a citizen who is mounting steps up to the platform; in the background, Liberalitas standing, holding tessera.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG (Emperor Caesar Trajan Hadrian Augustus). Reverse: PONT MAX TR POT COS II S C; LIBERALITAS AVG in exergue (Head of the principal college of priests, Tribune of the people, Consul for the second time, by order of the Senate; Liberality Augustus).

Bibliography:  RIC II 1st ed. 552

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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