Copper As of the Emperor Hadrian struck between 125 and 128 AD, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Rome. Hadrian was consul for the third time (COS III on this coin) in 119 AD. The mint at Rome seems to close while Hadrian was travelling around the empire. When he returned in late 125 a new simplified form of obverse legend, HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, was introduced. Production of this coin, based on the form of the obverse legend, was between 125 and 128 AD.
Laureate head of Hadrian facing right; around, HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Female figure (Salus feeding snake held in her hand?) facing right; in field divided by the figure, S C; around, COS III
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
8.96 g (Weight)
[Book] Mattingly, Harold & Sydenham, Edward A. 1972. The Roman Imperial Coinage. II., 427 Pages