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Roman Empire. Hadrian (AD 117-138). AR Denarius

Type: Denarius
Date: 123
Mint name / Town: Rome
Metal: silver
Diameter: 20mm
Weight: 3.02g.
Obverse legend : IMP CAESAR TRAIAN - HADRIANVS AVG.
Obverse description: Laureate head of Hadrian right
Obverse translation: “Imperator Cæsar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus”, (Emperor Caesar Trajan Hadrian Augustus).
Reverse legend: P - M TR P - COS III/ -|-// SAL AVG.
Reverse description: Salus (Health) seated left, draped, leaning with her left arm on her seat and holding a peg in her right hand, feeding a snake coiled around an altar.
Reverse translation: “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Consul tertium/ Salus Augusti”, (Grand pontiff vested with tribunician power consul for the third time/ the Health of the august).

Culture/region Roman Empire
Ruler/era Hadrian (AD 117-138)
Metal AR
Denomination Denarius
Condition SUP/SPL
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