Emperor Hadrian Roman Empire denarius coin, 3.17g, RIC 131 (rated as scarce), RSC 911, Foss 30a,Minted 121 CE.
NGC Certified to XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5.
Historic issue for the Emperor's third donative with detailed view of coin distribution to citizens.
Obverse: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureatehead right drapery on far shoulder.
Reverse: LIBERAL AVG III / P M TR P COS III, Hadrian seated left on platform making coin distribution to citizen standing right. Hadrian is accompanied by an officer and there is a standing figure of Liberalitas with tessera in the background.
Liberalitas was the virtue of giving freely (from liber, "free"), hence generosity. On coins the personification of Liberalitas would be depicted as displaying largess to the Roman people.