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Collection Roman Collection
Catalog Number 2015.7.44
Object Name Coin
Description Roman Imperial coin, bronze (orichalcum), AE sestertius. Struck during the reign of the emperor Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus Augustus) in Rome, 117-138 C.E. The laureate head of Hadrian faces right in profile, on obverse with the inscriptions "HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P" on left and right of image. On reverse, the standing figure of Aequitas (the personification of the Latin concepts of justice & equality) faces left and holds scales in her right hand and a sceptre in her left with the inscriptions "AEQVITAS AVG" surrounding image and "S-C" on left and right of image.
Date range: 117-138 C.E.

Remarks: Hadrian's coins were minted in Rome, Asia Minor, and possibly Ephesus, Sardes, Smyrna and other mints.

Reference: David Sear, "Roman Coins and Their Values" , London 2002 (Vol II), #3573, pg 154.
Title Hadrian
Date 117-138 CE
Material Bronze/Orichalcum
Dimensions Dia-1 inches
Credit line Gift of Arthur G. and Roswitha Haas
Place of Origin Europe/Italy/Rome
Subjects Roman Empire
Ancient Rome