Home Roman Empire, Silver Denarius Of Hadrian (AD 117-138) - Obv. Bust/rv. Moneta NGC MS (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 3/5 - Fine Style)

Roman Empire, Silver Denarius of Hadrian (AD 117-138) - obv. Bust/rv. Moneta NGC MS (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 3/5 - Fine Style)

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Roman Empire, Silver Denarius of Hadrian (AD 117-138) - obv. Bust/rv. Moneta NGC MS (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 3/5 - Fine Style)

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

Ruling the Roman Empire from AD 117-138, Hadrian is known as the third of the Five Good Emperors. During his reign, he focused on improving the physical and intellectual aspects of the empire, visiting nearly every Imperial province. With intent to establish Athens as the cultural capital of the empire, he rebuilt the Pantheon and ordered the construction of many new temples throughout the city. This stunning Silver Denarius was struck for Emperor Hadrian AD 117-138.

Beautifully Struck Image Details

The obverse depicts the laureate portrait of Emperor Hadrian facing right, surrounded by the inscription "HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P" meaning "Hadrian Augustus Caesar, Father of the People." The reverse features Moneta, Roman Mythology's twin goddess of memory and wealth, holding scales in right hand and a cornucopia in left. Inscribed "MONETA AVG" (Moneta Augustus).

Magnificent Mint State Ancient Coin, with Fine Style Designation

This Silver Denarius of Hadrian is a spectacular example of Roman Imperial coinage struck AD 117-138. The coin is graded by NGC Ancients, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin grading division, to be MS, Mint State, which is comparable to a Sheldon Scale rating of 60-62, with an additional grading of 5/5 for strike quality and 3/5 for surface characteristics. The design of this coin exhibits exceptional visual impact, indicated by the designation Fine Style.

Ancient coins in this remarkable condition are treasured by collectors! This impressively graded Roman Imperial Silver Denarius of Hadrian belongs in your collection!


Year of Issue:117-138
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS