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It was Hadrian's birthday on 24th January so we will be commemorating his life by selling some of the rare and valuable coins from the History Coins collection. Read our Blog for more about his life and watch the short video looking at his coins in close up.

Hadrian, Brass Dupondius, Rome, Salus, AD127

Obverse: Radiate of Hadrian , right, HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS

Reverse: Salus enthroned left feeding snake rising from altar, COS III

26mm, 13.65g

Grade: VF, obverse struck slightly off centre

Ref: S3659

Prov: Ex Lockdales


£230 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Hadrian, Copper As, Salus Feeding Snake, AD 128

Obverse: [HADRIANVS] AVGVS[TVS P P], laureate bust of Hadrian with light drapery on far shoulder

Reverse: Salus standing to right, holding snake and patera; S C across field, COS III

Ref: Sear 3681, RIC II.3 975

25mm, 9.84g

Grade: Fine, obverse off centre



£95 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask before purchase)

Hadrian, AE Sestertius, Felicitas, AD 121


Reverse: Felicitas standing left holding  caduceus and cornucopia, S-C, PONT MAX TR POT COS III

32.5mm, 21.25g

Grade: AVF

Ref: S 3623 var


£260 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask before purchase)

Hadrian, Syria, Cappadocia, Silver Didrachm, Mount Argaeus, cAD128

Obverse: Laureate head, right, Greek legend around, AΔΡIANOC CEBACTOC

Reverse: Mount Argaeus with three stars above, Greek legend around, YΠATOC Γ ΠATHΡ ΠATΡI

5.2g, 19.8mm

Grade: F/AVF

Ref: Syd 271, BMC 125


£90 SOLD

Hadrian, Provincial, Alexandria, Tetradrachm, Billon, AD 125-6

Obverse: laureat, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind, AYT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB

Reverse: draped bust of Selene right wearing crescent moon headdress, wearing chiton buckled on right shoulder, LΔ (Year 10) EKATOY

25mm, 13.09g

Ref: RPC III 5595

Grade: VF slightly porous, good detail for type


£250 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask) #523

Hadrian, Orichalcum (Copper Alloy) Sestertius, Ceres Standing,

AD121-123, Rarely Seen 

Obverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian, draped and cuirassed, viewed from front, IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG



Note: This coin is rarely seen outside collections and is then prices at over £1,000!

Reverse: Ceres standing left, holding grain stalks and long vertical torch, P M TR P COS III, S-C

35mm, 24.94g

Ref: RIC II.3 661, Alt RIC 610, BMC 1244, S3618

Grade: AVF, some corrosion and deposits


£350 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)


Hadrian, Bronze Sestertius, Rome Mint, Felicitas, AD 119

Obverse: Laureate bust right, drapery over left shoulder, IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRINVS AVG

Reverse: Felicitas standing left, holding cadueceus and cornucopia, S-C across field, PONT MAX TR POT COS III

25.94g, 33mm

Grade: VF+ may be orichalcum, lovely green patina with orange sandy deposits

Ref: RIC 563b


£180 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask)

Superb Example, Hadrian, AR Denarius, Abundantia (or Annona)

AD 126-127 SCARCE

Obverse: laureate head, right

Reverse: Abundantia seated left, holding hook and cornucopia, modius at feet, globe below

3.31g, 19mm

Ref: RIC II.3 855

Grade: EF+, small flan crack, nicely toned



£400 (P&P FREE to UK, other locatios ask)

Hadrian, Silver Denarius, Rome, Clementia, AD 132-134

Obverse: laureate and draped bust, left, HADRIANVUS AVGVSTVS

Reverse: Clementia standing left, holding patera and long sceptre, CLEMENTIA AVG COS III P P

19mm, 3.17g

Grade: EF, rare left facing variety too!

Ref: RIC II 3 1066, S 3464



£290 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask before purchase)

Hadrian, Silver Denarius, Rome, AEQUITAS, AD117-138

Obverse: Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG

Reverse: PM TRP COS III, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia

Ref: RIC 228

Grade: VF+, light scuff marks to neck and small loss to edge

19mm, 2.87g

Prov: Ex Lockdales


£110 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Hadrian, Silver Denarius, Rome, Victory Flying, AD123

Obverse: laureate head right, IMP CAESAR TRIAN HADRIANVS AVG

Reverse: Victory flying right, holding trophy

Ref: RIC 101 var

Grade: VF, but surfaces a little rough and strike split to edge

19mm, 3.07g




£110 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask) 

Hadrian, Silver Denarius, Rome, Galley, cAD119-123

Obverse: laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG

Reverse: Galley travelling left with masts, rowing and steering oars and pilot's cabin, P M TR P COS III

Ref: RIC II (Pt 3) Hadrian 525

Grade: VF+, rare variety, although the galley series is extensive, only two similar coins have been found in research

19mm, 3.41g

Prov: Ex Lockdales

£190 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)



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