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Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Hadrian

A work made of bronze.
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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

128-132

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the radiate head of Emperor Hadrian, facing to the right. The back (reverse) depicts the deity Hilaritas (Happiness) stands between a boy and a girl, while holding a large palm and cradling a cornucopia.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Hadrian

Place

Roman Empire (Artist's nationality)

Date

128 CE–132 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGUVSTVS P P Reverse: HILAR [ITAS P]R COS III S C

Dimensions

Diam.: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.870

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