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Triton XXI, Lot: 756. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.15 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 132-135. HΛDRIΛNVS ΛVGVSTVS, bareheaded bust left, wearing aegis and slight drapery / CLEMENTIΛ ΛVG COS III P P, Clementia, draped, standing left, holding patera in extended right hand and vertical scepter in left. RIC II 206 var. (no aegis); Strack 333 var. (same); RSC 219 var. (same); BMCRE 536 note. Choice EF. Wonderful old cabinet toning. Very rare bust type. A superb portrait in the finest style of the period.


Ex Ernst Ploil Collection (Part I, Numismatica Ars Classica 87, 8 October 2015), lot 244; Numismatica Ars Classica 27 (12 May 2004), lot 391; Hauck & Aufhäuser 17 (18 March 2003), lot 304.