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125 NGC AU Hadrian Augustus Denarius Roma Shield Roman Empire (18092504C)

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  • Almost Uncirculated Roman Empire Denarius, 3.44g, issued 125 128 CE, RIC 165, RSC 341.
  • NGC Certified to AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5.
  • Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate, with drapery on far shoulder, bust right.
  • Reverse: COS III, Roma in military dress, seated left on low chair, holding branch and scepter with shield by chair. Note that shield is decorated with figure head (Medusa?) which is unusual!
  • Roma was a female deity who personified the city of Rome and more broadly, the Roman state.