Caesar Traianus Hadrianus, Roman Emperor of the Nerva-Antonine Dynasty from 117-138 AD, Silver Denarius (3.53g, 18mm), Rome mint 132 AD. Obverse: Laureate head of Hadrian facing to the right, legend surrounds, “HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP”. Reverse: Aegyptus reclined facing to the left, draped and holding sistrum aloft in right hand and resting left arm on basket, stork stands to the left facing right, legend surrounds above, “AEGYPTOS”. Sear-3456; RIC-297; RSC-99. Some minor hairlines, otherwise evenly worn and toned with a subdued cabinet grey patina, a charming piece from the ever-popular travelling series of Hadrian, Very Fine.
The Obverse Latin legend reads “Hadriānus Augustus, Consul tertium, Pater Patriae”, with an English translation of “Hadrian Augustus, Consul for the third time, Father of the Nation”. The Reverse Latin legend is stated in full as the Latin word for “Egypt” and was issued as part of the famous Travelling Series of Hadrian.