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117 Hadrian NGC Ch XF Roman Empire Denarius Pax Superb Portrait (21082306C)

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  • Choice Extremely Fine Emperor Hadrian Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • Struck in Hadrian's first year as Emperor, 117 CE.
  • 2.94g, RIC 12 variety (not draped/cuirassed), RSC 1011a
  • Superb and heroic style obverse bust, not in RIC.
  • NGC Certified to Ch XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5. 
  • Obverse: IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA, draped and cuirassed laureate bust right. 
  • Reverse: PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS / PAX, Pax standing left holding branch and cornucopiae.
  • Pax known in English as Peace, was the Roman goddess of peace. Worship of Peace was organized as a goddess during the rule of Augustus. She had a temples called the Ara Pacis and Pacis. She was depicted in art with olive branches, a cornucopia and a scepter. There was a festival in her honor on January 3.
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