Roman Empire, Hadrian (117-138 CE), Denarius(C)

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Roman Empire, Hadrian (117-138 CE), Denarius(C)

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  • Order Code: ROM-SL-HADRIAN
  • Size: 19
  • Weight/Dimensions: 2.6-3.1 g
  • Metal: Silver
  • Obverse: Portrait of emperor
  • Reverse: Various pagan deities reflecting contemporary political, military, and religious themes


Hadrian is one of Rome’s most famous and celebrated emperor’s. During his reign the empire was largely at peace and prospered under good government. He spent over a decade touring the empire, inspecting and ordering improvements where necessary. In Britain, he ordered the construction of Hadrians Wall, it separated the unconquered north from the settled province to the south. The Jewish War or Bar Kokhba Revolt was a notable exception to the overall peace of this reign. Brutally suppressed, it saw the mass expulsion of Jews and the construction of a new city, Aelia Capitolina over the ruins of Jerusalem.