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121 NGC XF Hadrian Roman Empire Denarius Emperor Coin Donation Scene (18102802C)

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  • 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, laureate head 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.