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The Adoptive Emperors (AD 96 - 192)    [ with thumbnail images ]

Nerva, AD 96 - 98 (Rome mint), AR (silver) Denarius, 3.15 gm, 

          obv.:  "IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P" 
                     Laureate head right.
          rev.:  "CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM"
                     Clasped right hands holding legionary eagle set on ship's prow facing left
          note:  Nice coin with smooth, even wear.



Trajan, AD 108 (Rome mint), AR (silver) Denarius, 3.13 gm, 

          obv.:  "IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P" 
                     Laureate head right.
          rev.:  "COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC"
                     Arabia standing left, holding branch and a bundle of canes; at her feet, a camel left.
          note:  Nice toning. Reverse slightly off center losing legend to left.


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Hadrian, AD 135 (Rome mint), AR (silver) Denarius,
                     3.48 gm, Sear-M #3461

          obv.:  "HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P" 
                     Bare head of Hadrian right

          rev.:  "ANNONA AVG"
                     Modius containing corn-ears and poppy.

          note:  Nice portrait, reverse a bit off center losing a little of the legend but still a pleasing coin.   



Hadrian, AD 136 (Rome mint), AR (silver) Denarius, 3.14 gm, 
          obv.:  "HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P" 
                    Laureate head right

          rev.:  "AFRICA"
                     Africa reclining left, holding scorpion  and cornucopia, basket of corn-ears at feet.
          note:  Nice clean example of this highly sought reverse type.



Hadrian, AD 132 (Rome mint), AR (silver) Denarius, 3.46 gm, 
          obv.:  "HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P" 
                    Laureate head right

          rev.:  "PIETAS AVG"
                     Pietas seated left, holding patera and scepter.



Hadrian, AD 117 (Rome mint), AR (silver) Denarius, 2.96 gm, 
                      RSC-248 (var)
                    Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.

          rev.:  "CONCORD" in exergue, "PARTH . F . DIVI . NER . NEP . P . M . TR . P . COS" around.
                     Concordia seated left, on throne, holding patera, left arm rests on figure of Spes on low base; cornucopia under throne.

Note: Nice toned specimen.  Unlisted variety with this obverse legend.



Hadrian, AD 128 (Rome mint), AR (silver) Denarius,
                     3.19 gm, Sear-M #3484

          obv.:  "HADRIANVS AVGVSTAS" 
                     Laureate head right.

          rev.:  "COS III"
                     Star above and within crescent moon, globe in exergue. 



Sabina, wife of Hadrian, died AD 137, AD 136 (Rome mint), AR Denarius,  
           3.46 gm, RIC-396, SearM-3924
          obv.:  "SABINA AVGVSTA" 
                    Diademed and draped bust right, hair knotted in queue, falling down neck.
          rev.:  "VENERI GENETRICI"
                     Venus standing right, drawing out fold of drapery from shoulder and holding apple.
          note:  Nicely toned specimen for this scarce Empress.


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