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Gold aureus of Hadrian, Rome, 125-28

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Discover some of the coins in the Winchester Cabinet, a collection of over 3000 ancient coins, medals and tokens collected by William Eyre, an eighteenth-century barrister, held by Leeds Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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Pierced silver penny of King Offa of Mercia by Lul found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, Leeds University Library
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Gold Angel of Charles I found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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Silver denarius by Lucius Hostilius Saserna found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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Gold aureus of Hadrian found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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Gold Gallo-Belgic Stater, Ambiani tribe, Picardy found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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Copper halfpenny token, Robert Wright, Alfreton found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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Silver tetradrachm, Athens, found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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Silver Shilling of Charles I, Pontefract Castle,found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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Gold solidus of Constans II, Constantinople, found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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Silver penny of Harold II, Canterbury, found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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Gold Fine sovereign of Mary I, London, found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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White metal medal by Bennett of Sarum, found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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Silver tetradrachm in the name of Alexander III, Macedonia, found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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Silver denarius of Julius Caesar, found in the Coin Collection at Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.
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The aureus was the standard gold coin of the Roman empire from the first century BC to the fourth century, and was originally valued at 25 denarii.

This coin shows Hadrian in profile on one side and on horseback in military dress on the reverse. Hadrian travelled to almost every province of the Roman Empire, including Britain where he is perhaps best remembered for building Hadrian’s Wall, the defensive fortification that marked the boundary of the Roman Empire in Britannica.

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