On this day 1,900 years ago, Trajan's letter of adoption (litteras adoptionis) was made public when it reached Hadrian in Antioch. Hadrian was now Caesar. As previously mentioned (see here), there was some uncertainty about whether or not Trajan had adopted Hadrian before his death or whether the adoption was staged by Plotina. The ancient… Continue reading 9 August 117 AD – Trajan’s letter of adoption reaches Hadrian (#Hadrian1900)
The Italian State Mint will issue a new collector coin in March 2017 to mark the 1900th anniversary of the beginning of Hadrian's reign (117 - 2017). The obverse shows a bust of Hadrian's facing right. It was inspired by a portrait of Hadrian which is housed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Around the bust… Continue reading 10€ gold coin to commemorate Hadrian
On this day (July, 9) in 118 A.D., Hadrian entered the city of Rome, eleven months after his succession to Trajan. RIC 554 Dupondius, 118 A.D. Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG Rad. r., dr. l. s. Rev: ADVENTVS AVG Roma, helmeted, seated r. on cuirass, holding spear in l. hand, clasping r. hands with… Continue reading Dupondius commemorating Hadrian’s arrival in Rome on July 9, 118 A.D.