Emperor Hadrian 117-138 AD
Roman Imperial Sestertius Coin Replica
Emperor Hadrian (76 AD – 138 AD) was one of the ‘Five Good Emperors’ of the Roman Empire, serving from 117 AD to 138 AD. Known for his wise and benevolent rule, he is particularly remembered for the construction of Hadrian’s Wall in Britain, which marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire. Hadrian’s reign was marked by a shift from expansionism to the consolidation of the empire, with a focus on strengthening the military and ensuring the stability and security of the provinces.
Hadrian was also an ardent admirer of Greek culture, leading to a period known as the ‘Greek Renaissance’ in Rome, with a boom in arts and architecture. He ordered the construction of numerous buildings, including the Pantheon in its present form. He was also known for his love of travel, making extensive tours of the Empire’s provinces.
His policies and initiatives, combined with his focus on infrastructure and the welfare of the people, made Hadrian one of the most successful and well-regarded emperors in Roman history.
This museum-quality coin reproduction of Ancient Roman Coinage is an exact copy of the coin held in the British Museum (BMC 1723).
Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP, laureate head right
Reverse: BRITANNIA, Britannia seated slightly left, head facing and resting on the right hand; spear over left arm; foot on rocks; round shield to the right; SC in ex.
Diameter: 33 mm
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on the flip insert.