Emperor Hadrian Copper As, Salus Reverse, AD 128-129

Denomination: Copper As

Period: Roman imperial

Date: AD 128-9

Origin: Rome mint

Condition: VF, scrape to obverse

Obverse: Laureate bust to right, drapery to far shoulder, HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS PP

Reverse: Salus standing to right, holding snake and patera; S C across field, COS III

Size and Weight: 27mm, 12.46g

References: Sear 3681, RIC II.3 975

Features and Provenance: Ex Antonio Carmona Collection via Roma Numismatics.

Hadrian became emperor of the Roman Empire in 117 AD and saw it as a divine mission to keep the empire in one piece. When rebellion broke out in Britannia in 119, he sent 3,000 troops and ordered the construction of a wall to keep out the blue faced undesirables. Now known as Hadrian's Wall. It took six years and when Hadrian visited Britain in 122 it was only partially built; he never saw it finished.

Salus was the goddess of safety, salvation and welfare for both the individual and the state.  



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