Hadrian was one of history’s most powerful and respected rulers. As one of the ‘five good emperors’ he reigned during an epoch viewed by chroniclers as the happiest of the ancient period. Starting in 117 A.D., Hadrian ruled for 21 years over an empire spanning three continents. Hadrian ended his predecessors’ expansion politics, established the provinces and became a great emperor of peace and prosperity. His legacy was immense, since Hadrian invested in infrastructure and the arts in all parts of his enormous realm. It wasn’t only Rome and Athens that had him to thank for new buildings and comprehensive restorations, but many other cities of his empire as well.
- Hadrian (76 –138 AD), the Roman emperor reigned from 117 to 138. He is regarded as one of the Five Good Emperors (Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius).
- He built Hadrian's Villa at Tibur (Tivoli), which was also one of the greatest Roman garden (100 ha) reflecting the places Hadrian saw during his travels.
- He also shaped the city of Roma and Athens with his massive building projects: Pantheon, Temple of Venus and Roma, Mausoleum of Hadrian (Castel Sant'Angelo).
- Hadrian is also known for building Hadrian's Wall, which marked the northern limit of Britannia (Roman Britain).
This is a limited edition of 4810 pieces worldwide. The cap and barrel of the pen are made of Egyptian basalt stone and the clip is shaped like the wheat sheaf of Demeter. The 18k / 750au gold nib is engraved with the Hadrianic phoenix. Top of the cap is inspired by the Pantheon and the cap ring features Medusa on one side and Antinious on the other side.