Denarius of Hadrian, "COS III" (1)

Hadrian
Roman Imperial
Roman Empire

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125-128

Silver

Overall: 13/16 in. (21 mm)

Weight: 2.9 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853

27.1.29324

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1-500

Object Name

Coin

Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, facing right, bearded, laureate. Border of dots. Legend: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS (Hadrian Augustus) clockwise from seven o’clock. Reverse: Seven-rayed star within crescent moon in the center of the field. Border of dots. Legend: CO(n)S(ul) III (consul for the third time) in field.

Course History

CLST 18, HIST 94.6, History of the Roman Empire, Roberta Stewart, Winter 2012

CLST 6, Introduction to Classical Archaeology, Roger Ulrich, Fall 2012

CLST 6, Introduction to Classical Archaeology, Roger Ulrich, Fall 2014

Exhibition History

Artifacts of the Roman Empire, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 18-November 5, 1990.

Investigations into the Ancient Mediterranean, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Yale University Collection-Sharing Initiative, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 5-June 24, 2012.

Publication History

IMPERIUM ROMANUM IN NUMMIS, The Roman Empire in and on Its Coinage, a booklet with entries created by Dartmouth students and Professor Roberta Stewart, Spring 2012, no. 15, Matthew Wefer, Class of 2014.

Provenance

Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

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