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Dupondius of Hadrian Coin (Antiqued Pewter)
Dupondius of Hadrian Coin.
Hadrian held military and civilian government posts and travelled to northern and eastern frontiers of the empire. He became emperor after the emperor Trajan's death in A.D. 117. He fortified parts of the frontier and built a stone wall across northern Britain, Hadrian's wall. This wall ran for 73 miles from Wallsend on the river Tyne to Bowness on Solway. The wall was built to keep out the tribes in Scotland (Caledonia). The forts at Chesters, Housesteads, Carvoran and Birdoswald that formed part of the wall system can still be seen today. The ruins of Hadrian's Villa can also be seen near Tivoli in Italy. This is one of the largest and most spectacular Villas ever built.
Hadrian's reign was generally peaceful. The only major conflict occurred in A.D. 132 when Jews in Palestine revolted. Hadrian crushed the revolt in A.D. 135. He made Jerusalem a Roman city and forbade Jews to Worship there. Hadrian founded two new cities, Antinopolis in Egypt and Hadrianople in Thrace (now Edirne in Turkey). He also completed the huge temple of Zeus in Athens. In A.D. 138 Hadrian picked Titus Aurelius Antoninus (Antoninus Pius) to succeed him.
Properties - Reproduction Denarius of Hadrian made of lead-free pewter.
Obverse - Radiate head of Hadrian associating the Emperor with the sun god and the previous emperor Trajan. A standing female figure (personification) holding the sun and the moon in her hands. This was to show the stability of the emperor's rule. The letters S C on either side of the figure mean Senatus Consulte (with authority of, or by decree of, the Senate).
Coin Diameter - 1"
Front Image - Full colour image of Soldiers defending part of Hadrian's Wall on a card with a red border.
Reverse - Information about Hadrian and EAN-13 bar code.
Design - With euro-hook slot and hole. A clear blister holds the coin on the card.
Free Rome postcard included with coin.