Mint State Emperor Hadrian (117-138 CE) Roman Empire denarius coin.
3.38g, issued 134-138 CE, RIC 241a, RSC 716.
NGC Certified to MS: Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5.
Beautifully toned with lustrous surfaces.
Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head facing right.
Reverse: FIDES PVBLICA, Fides standing facing, head right, grain ears in right hand, plate of fruit upward in left.
Fides was the goddess of trust, good faith and honesty. Her temple on the Roman Capital was where the Roman Senate signed and kept the state treaties with other foreign countries, and its where Fides protected them. She was also worshipped under the name "Fides Publica Populi Romani " which means "Trust of the Roman People".