Hadrian, (A.D. 117-138), AE dupondius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 119-122, (12.75 g), obv. radiate bust of Hadrian to right, around [IMP CASESAR] TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III, rev. PROVID[ENTIA DEOR]VM, S C to left and right, Hadrian standing front, head left, looking towards eagle flying right, raising right hand to receive a sceptre from it and holding roll in left, (S.3666, RIC II 603, C.-). Deep green toning, nearly very fine - very fine and very rare.
Ex RJM Collection with ticket. This interesting reverse type emphasises the legitimacy of Hadrian's rule: Jupiter's symbol, the eagle, bestowing a sceptre to the emperor.