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Hadrian on Roman coin

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Hadrian on Roman coin
Hadrian on Roman coin

Roman coin (sestertius) showing Emperor Hadrian on the obverse. The coin was intended to emphasize the ruler’s actions to strengthen the border in Germania, and was minted in Rome at the end of his reign (117-138 CE).

The image of the emperor also has embossed letters: HCERIANVS AVG COS III P P – “Hadrian, August, three-time consul, father of the nation” (Hadrianus Augustus, Consul Tertium, Pater Patriae).

The reverse of the coin shows the emperor on horseback speaking to three soldiers with banners. Inscription: EXERCITVS GERMANICVS S C – “Army of Germany. Decree of the Senate” (Exercitus Germanicus. Senatus Consultum).

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