Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Extraordinary Galley Bronze

Hadrian (AD 117-138). Orichalcum dupondius (26mm, 12.97 gm, 6h).  Rome, ca. AD 132-135, HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, bareheaded and draped bust of Hadrian left / FELICITATI AVG S-C, galley under oar left with five rowers; Hadrian as gubernator at stern, COS III P P in exergue. Cf. RIC II 719. Very rare! An extraordinary example, with a choice dark brown patina and an exceptionally detailed strike on both sides. Choice Extremely Fine.

Hadrian never felt comfortable in Rome and spent most of his 21-year reign traveling, eventually visiting every province of the Roman Empire. He honored the unique ethnicity and cultural identify of each place he visited, but also made sure the legions were maintained in a high state of readiness. His building projects were many and long-lasting, including Hadrian's Wall in northern Britain and the Pantheon in Rome. He fostered a new appreciation for the Greek classics and, under his patronage, Roman art and sculpture reached its creative peak. Since travel overland, even on Roman roads, was time-consuming, most of his imperial tours involved sea travel. This magnificent dupondius depicts Hadrian setting forth or returning from one of his journeys aboard a Roman military galley.

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
January, 2013
6th-7th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 4
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 871

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

Heritage membership

940,743
bidder-members
$883,393,574
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Consign to the 2015 December 8 - 9 World Coins Signature Auction - Dallas.

Learn about consigning with us

Your team did an exceptional job of exceeding our expectations in the advertising, handling and actual auction.
George A. Guck
Director, Facilities and Corporate Services
Frito Lay
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
REALIZED $8,332,129
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $6,503,481
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,592,191

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved