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Emperor Hadrian Silver Denarius, Annona Seated Reverse 126-127AD

Denomination: Silver denarius

Period: Roman imperial

Date: 126-127 AD

Origin: Rome mint

Condition: Fine+/fine

Obverse: Laureate head, right, HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS

Reverse: Annona seated left, holding hook and cornucopia, at her feet is a modius filled with wheat, globe in exergue, COS III

Size and Weight: 20mm, 2.62g

References: Sear 3461

Features and Provenance:

Hadrian was only ten when he entered the household of Trajan, but must have made an impression. He entered military service and enjoyed the life. In 117AD he was governor of Syria when he heard of Trajan's sudden death. It was Trajan's wife, Plotina, that announced that her husband had told her of his decision to adopt Hadrian, thus making him heir to the throne. The senate was against it but could say nothing against Plotina and the army were behind Hadrian and the senate had to backdown. He became emperor and spent much of his reign touring the empire especially the extreme boundaries. One such visit resulted in the order to construct, what came to be known as, Hadrian's Wall, in Northern England. 



Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades in-between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible






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