Orichalcum Sestertius of the Emperor Hadrian struck between 125 and 128 AD, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Rome. Hadrian was consul for the third and last time (COS III on the obverse this coin) in 119 AD. From 122 until 125 Hadrian was away from Rome and the mint there appears to cease production. When he returned the new form of obverse legend found on this coin was introduced and was employed until 128 (see RIC vol.II p. 315, 423). Production of this coin, based on the form of the obverse legend, was between 125 and 128 AD.

Obverse Description

Laureate bust of Hadrian facing right, drapery on left shoulder; around, HADRIA[NVS] AVGVSTVS

Reverse Description

Roma seated facing left on cuirass holding Victory in right hand and cradling a sceptre in left arm; in exergue, S C; around, COS III

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