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Hadrian Roman Coin 134-138 AD

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World Coins128 of 370Found these large coins in a storage unit I bought. What are they?1894 South African 2 Shillings Ring
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Posted 2 years ago

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jannykyle
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I got this from my grandfather years ago. He had a story about parachuting into Europe during WWII and finding this coin, but he was the type to tell tall tales. After a long search, I found it to be
HADRIAN AE SESTERTIUS - PIETAS AVG
Hadrian AE Sestertius. Rome, 134-138 AD. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate and draped bust r. / PIETAS AVG S-C, Pietas stg. l., hands raised, altar to l., stork to r. RIC 771f.
22.77g
31mm

What an awesome piece of history to hold something that was made in 134 AD! I am keeping this for my future grandchildren to pass on!

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Well worn but still shows the skill of Roman engravers at the time.
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Beautiful face. The bust on the coin isn't bad either. Is it silver or bronze(the coin)? With all the metal detectors, the value of these isn't much as I found out. Sent a bunch of roman coins to the States to sell & afterwards looked at prices they sold for. Wish I had kept them on display here as they of much more value as conversational items. Keep it & tell tall-stories like your grandfather & embellish more.

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