Золотой римский ауреус Адриана. 7,016гр. 117-138 г.н.э.
The River Tyne and Hadrian’s Wall
Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (18mm, 7.16 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 119-125. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN H ADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P COS III, River-God Tyne reclining left, holding rudder and leaning upon inverted urn. RIC II 79; Calicó 1337. Good Fine.
Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection; Hausman Collection.
Begun in AD 122, the Vallum Aelium (Hadrian’s Wall) was the first of two fortifications built across Roman Britain in order to provide additional defense against barbarian tribes to the north. Its construction closely followed the path of the River Tyne, and provides an additional backdrop to Hadrian’s travel series of coinage.