Hadrian, Gold Aureus

Hadrian, Gold Aureus

Hadrian (A.D. 117-138), Gold Aureus. Mint of Rome, struck A.D. 124-8. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate bust facing right, with slight drapery on left shoulder, rev. COS III, Hadrian on horse prancing left, raising his right head and holding a spear, 7.40g., 6h (RIC 188 var.; Calicó 1229 (this reverse die); Biaggi 596 var.; BMC p. 294, note 439). Attractively toned over lustre, nearly extremely fine, with a very rare reverse type, an impressive coin.


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