|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1459. Estimate $3000.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
117-138 AD. Æ Sestertius (21.55 g, 11h). Struck circa 132-135 AD. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, bare headed bust left, drapery over left shoulder / FELICITATI/AVG in two lines above, COS III P P in exergue, [S] C across field, galley sailing left, consisting of four rowers and hortator
seated beneath acrostolium
flanked by two military standards; statue of Triton on prow. Cf. RIC II 706; cf. Strack 837; Banti 372 = Mazzini 677 (this coin); BMCRE -; Cohen -. Good VF, hard brown patina, minor smoothing in fields. Unique variety. ($3000)From the John F. Sullivan Collection. Ex G. Mazzini Collection, 677; V. J. E. Ryan Collection (Part V, Glendining, 2 April 1952), lot 2520.