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313, Lot: 255. Estimate $300.
Sold for $555. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Sestertius (31mm, 24.47 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 132-135. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery / FELICITATI AVG above, COS III P P in exergue, S C across field, galley rowed left by five oarsmen: at the bow a mast raking forward with flag and sails attached, at the stern is a hortator and an arched cabin under a curved aplustre. RIC II 706 var. (bust type); Banti 340. VF, brown surfaces, some green, areas of minor roughness.

From the Simon Shipp Collection.