Denarius - Hadrian (P M TR P COS III SAL AVG; Salus)

Features

Country Roman Empire
(Rome)
Emperor Hadrian (117-138)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 120-121
Value Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.2 g
Diameter 18.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
References RIC II.3# 376,
Richard Anthony Abdy, Harold Mattingly, Peter Franz Mittag, Edward Allen Sydenham, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland; 2019. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 2.3. Hadrian (AD 117–138) (1926 revised edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667185 .
OCRE# ric.2_3(2).hdn.376
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Hadrian, laureate, cuirassed, cropped of pteryges, right, viewed from front.

Lettering: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG

Translation:
Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus.
Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Trajan Hadrian, emperor (Augustus).

Reverse

Salus seated left, holding out patera to feed snake; to left, altar with snake coiled around.

Lettering:
P M TR P COS III
SAL AVG

Translation:
Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate, Consul Tertium. Salus Augusti.
High priest, holder of tribunician power, consul for the third time. Health of the emperor (Augustus).

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (120-121) 

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