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134/8 NGC Ch XF Hadrian Roman Empire Denarius Minerva Shield 5/5 5/5 (20052806CZ)

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  • Roman Empire Emperor Hadrian denarius coin, 3.37g, RSC 295a, RIC 330, minted 134-138 CE.
  • Certified by NGC to Ch XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5.
  • Superb style, wonderful reverse details with Minerva, garments, helmet and shield.
  • Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS PP, laureate draped (on far shoulder) bust of emperor.
  • Reverse: COS III, Minerva standing right holding spear and leaning on shield.
  • Minerva was the Roman goddess who Romans from the 2nd century BC onwards equated with the Greek goddess Athena. She was the virgin goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, magic.