Lucius Aelius, Caesar under Hadrian, 137 AD.
Having no biological heirs, Hadrian took measures to ensure a smooth succession to the imperial throne. In 136 AD, he adopted Lucius Ceionius Commodus, who took the name, Lucius Aelius Caesar as his son and heir. However, Lucius Aelius died unexpectedly in 138 AD.
Obverse: L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right
Reverse: TR POT COS II S C, SALVS (in ex), Salus seated on throne left, with patera in the right, feeding snake rising from altar, left elbow on the back of a chair.
RIC 1035; Sear 3941.
This museum-quality reproduction was made from impressions of the original coin by Peter Rosa.
Diameter: 31 mm
Copper-plated, lead-free hand patinaed, made in the USA.
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on the flip insert.