Hadrian1900, Numismatics

10€ gold coin to commemorate Hadrian

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

Hadrian, Numismatics, Rome

Dupondius commemorating Hadrian’s arrival in Rome on July 9, 118 A.D.

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.