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AD 117-138 Roman Empire Silver Denarius - Hadrian NGC Ch VF

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AD 117-138 Roman Empire Silver Denarius - Hadrian NGC Ch VF

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Why add this Roman Silver Denarius of Emperor Hadrian to your collection?

The most glorious days of the Roman Empire were enjoyed under the rule of the Five Good Emperors, of which Hadrian was the third in line, reigning from AD 117-138. Hadrian took advantage of this period of prosperity to travel, visiting almost every province of the Empire, encouraging military preparedness and funding projects such as the Pantheon's completion. This silver denarius was struck during Hadrian's reign at the Rome Mint.

Design Inspired by Roman Mythology

The obverse depicts the laureate bust of Hadrian, surrounded by the inscription "IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG."

The standing image of Clementia adorns the reverse, making a sacrifice from a patera over an altar, while holding a scepter in her left hand. Clementia was the Roman mythological goddess of mercy and forgiveness, her appearance on the coin meant to convey the importance of her virtues within Hadrian's reign. The inscription "P M TR P COS III" is the Latin abbreviation for "Grand Pontiff, granted of the Tribunitian Power, Consul for the third time."

NGC Choice Very Fine

This Silver Denarius, struck AD 117-138 for Roman Emperor Hadrian, has been graded Choice Very Fine (Ch. VF) by NGC Ancients, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's division dedicated to the review of ancient coinage. Having a Sheldon Scale equivalent of 30-35, the coin will exhibit a strong strike with virtually complete design details and attractive eye appeal overall.

Add this Roman Imperial Silver Denarius of Hadrian to your collection today!


Year of Issue:AD 117-138
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch VF
Composition:Silver
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire
Currency:Denarius
Denomination:1