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125 NGC Ch AU Hadrian Roman Empire Denarius Hercules & Club 5/5 5/5 (18093003C)

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  • Roman Empire, denarius, 3.39g, issued 125-128 CE, RIC 150, RSC 329.

  • NGC Certified  to Ch XF. Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, Some luster.

  • Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, draped laureate bust right.

  • Reverse: COS III, Hercules seated left on cuirass, holding club which rests on shield, and distaff, a helmet to the right of shield.

  • In ancient Roman religion and myth, Hercules was venerated as a divinized hero and incorporated into the legends of Rome's founding. The Romans adapted Greek myths and the iconography of Heracles into their own literature and art, but the hero developed distinctly Roman characteristics.