Denarius of Hadrian, "PONTIFEX MAXIMUS"
Overall: 13/16 in. (20 mm)
Weight: 2.8 g
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853
Place Made: Italy, Europe
Numismatics: Greek and Roman
Not on view
Obverse: Bust of Hadrian, facing right, bearded, laureate, drapery over the left shoulder. Border of dots. Legend: IMP(erator) CAESAR TRAIAN(us) HADRIANVS AVG(ustus) (Emperor Caesar Trajan Hadrian Augustus) clockwise from six o’clock. Reverse: A winged victory, draped, moving right, holding a trophy in front of her with both hands. The trophy consists of a helmet, hexagonal shield, circular shield, and cuirass. Legend: P(ontifex) M(aximus) TR(ibunicia) P(otestas) CO(n)S(ul) III (Pontifex Maximus, endowed with power of the Tribune, consul for the third time) clockwise from seven o’clock.
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
LAT 3.01, Intermediate Latin, Jenny Lynn, Winter 2020
LAT 3.02, Intermediate Latin, Simone Oppen, Winter 2020
LAT 3.03, Intermediate Latin, Roger Ulrich, Winter 2020
LAT 3.04, Intermediate Latin, Patrick Glauthier, Winter 2020
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.
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. 13, Morgan Sutherland, Class of 2014.
Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.
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