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117 Hadrian NGC Ch XF Roman Empire Denarius Pax Stg Superb Obverse 5/5 3/5 (17082401CZ)

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  • Roman Empire dated denarius, 2.94g, issued 117 CE.

  • RIC -, RSC 1011a, first year of issue as Emperor, 117 CE. 

  • 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.