Minted during the beginning of Hadrian’s reign (c. 117-138 A.D.) this coin grades a nice VF, with clear to bold devices, most legends visible, and an attractive portrait of Hadrian. A pleasing example of roman silver coin. Set in a modern, handmade, 18K gold pendant.
Obverse: The laureate bust of Hadrian facing right, drapery on far shoulder, with legends IMP.CAES.TRAIAN.HADRIANO.AVG.DIVI.TRA.
Reverse: Pietas figure standing, facing left, raising right hand, with legend PIETAS in the field.
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Hadrian is famed as the emperor who built Hadrian's Wall, He is also known for his extensive travels throughout the empire. He carried out his plan of building a temple of Jupiter Capitolinus on the site of the ruined Temple at Jerusalem and renamed Jerusalem Colonia Aelia Capitolina.
In Roman mythology, Pietas was the personification of the sense of duty towards God and man and the fatherland.