ANCIENT - Roman Imperial - ID: 6287

    Submitter: Jean-Luc

    Added: 2016-06-27

    Ruler: Hadrian

    Metal: Gold

    Denomination: Aureus

    Weight: 7.1 g

    Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
    Rev: P M TR P COS II / ORIENS, radiate bust of Sol facing right
    Published in the IBSCC Bulletin, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1988. Pages 21 and 22 illustrate a group of false Hadrian Aurei of this type from Jordan. The example in our auction was identical to these, and even had the slightly rough surface as if it had been a water find.

    Courtesy of Baldwins