Denarius of Hadrian, “COS III”

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Roman
125–128 CE
Silver
Mint of Rome
Yale University Art Gallery: Transfer from Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University Gift of Father Riggs, 1938; 2001.87.6063

Obverse: A laureate head of Hadrian facing right with traces of drapery on his left shoulder.

Legend: HADRIANVS (left) – AVGVSTVS (right) framing the portrait.

Reverse: Religious implements, from left to right: simpulum (single handed cup), aspergillum (horse-tail sprinkler), ewer (vase-shaped pitcher), and lituus (curved augural staff).

Legend: COS III (consul for the third time) above.

This text was prepared by Olivia Durr, Class of 2013.

Not on view

Additional views (1)

Obverse

 

Comparanda

BMC 453, 454 (Pl. 55.11, 70.12, 13); RIC 198

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