History of the Roman Coinage VII: Hadrian, Sabina & Aelius Caesar (AD 117-38)

Moorhead, Sam
October 2009
Treasure Hunting;Oct2009, p24
The article discusses the history of Roman coinage during the rule of Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus from AD 117 to 138. Hadrian was born into a Roman family in AD 76 and was nine years old when his father died. One of Hadrian's guardians was Trajan, who was Roman emperor from AD 98-117. Married to Trajan's niece Sabina in AD 100, Hadrian became emperor at Trajan's death in AD 117. In AD 136, the elderly Hadrian nominated L. Ceionius Commodus who was renamed Lucius Aelius Caesar as his heir, however, Aelius died before he could rule in AD 138.


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