A.D.) - Brass Sestertius - 32mm, 24.67gr
|Obverse - HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Hadrian, his laureate and draped bust right
|Reverse - ADVENTVI AVG THRACIAE
S C in Exergue.
Hadrian, togate, standing right, his right hand raised and holding roll in right hand,
facing Thracia, who is standing left, and is sacrificing out of a patera in her right hand
over a flaming altar between them. Thracia wears a short tunic, and holds nothing
in her left hand, which she holds by her side. A victim behind the altar.
|Minted in Rome in 136 A.D.
Mattingley, H. & Sydenham, E.A., "Roman Imperial Coinage", Volume 2, (RIC), p456, nr. 907f
Sear, David R., "Roman Coins and their Values" (RCV Millennium Edition), Volume 2, p154, nr. 3569
Cohen, H, "Descriptions Historique des Monnaies frappees sous l'Empire Romain" (C), Volume 2, p112, nr. 77
Van Meter, D., "Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins", p128, nr. 64/15
Suarez, R., "Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins" (ERIC), unlisted (B13, O05, R020, T unlisted)
Quality: Very Fine+ with some corrosion spots
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