HADRIAN AE orichalcum sestertius. Decastyle temple of Venus & Mars on the Capitoline

Ancient Coins - HADRIAN AE orichalcum sestertius. Decastyle temple of Venus & Mars on the Capitoline
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HADRIAN AE orichalcum sestertius. Struck circa 134-138 AD. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right. Reverse - No legend, Decastyle temple of Venus & Roma; Victories as acroteria, columns surmounted by statues and set on pedestals on either side, first, and final, temple columns held up by statues of Venus & Roma, respectively. SC in fields, SPQR in exergue. RIC II -; Strack 660; BMCRE -; Cohen -. 30mm, 24.5g

From CNG's notes of a 2004 sale of another example of this rare type: 
"Extremely rare, only one other example of this type is known: that from the Ryan Collection (Glendining, 2 April 1952), lot 2580. From the Tony Hardy Collection. The great temple of Venus and Rome, was actually two temples that were built back-to-back. Designed by Hadrian, the temple of Venus faced the Flavian ampitheatre and that of Rome overlooked the Forum. Construction began in 121 AD, but was not completed until 141 AD under Antoninus Pius. The temple was destroyed by fire in 307 AD, and later rebuilt by Maxentius. Its remains can still be seen in Rome today." This example sold for $1050 plus hammer at 2004's prices. 
 
Precio SKU: hadrian542
US$ 545.00
  • € 452.35
  • £ 390.60
  • AUD 699.13
  • CHF 500.47
  • CAD 689.10

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