Aelius                               Caesar 136 - 137


Hadrian appointed Aelius as his Caesar to succeed him but died of illness shortly before his own death. Aelius would probably have made a fine emperor as he was well liked by Roman citizens and was a capable military leader.


AR Dupondius 136--138 A.D.

24 mm.

Obv. L. AELIVS CAESAR: Bare head right

Rev. TR POT COS II S C: Spes walking left, holding flower and hitching skirt

C. 57, Van Meter 12