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The Coins of Sabina

Denarius of Sabina


Silver Denarius, Reign of Hadrian

Mint: Rome, 128-137 CE

Obverse: Diademed bust of Vibia Sabina, wife of Hadrian, facing right. Legend reads SABINA AUGUSTA HADRIANI AUG PP, from left to right.

Reverse: Personification of Concordia (“Harmony”), seated and holding spear in left hand. Legend reads CONCOR DIA AUG, from left to right.

Hood: 2001.8.34005
Crawford: 399-A