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Very Rare Diva Sabina Aureus

Triton XXI, Lot: 758. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Diva Sabina. Died AD 136/7. AV Aureus (18.5mm, 6.96 g, 6h). Consecration issue. Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian, AD 137/138. DIVA • AVG SABINA, Veiled and draped bust right, wearing stephanie / CO NSE CRAT IO, Sabina, with scarf floating out behind head, holding scepter, born aloft right by eagle, with head turned left, holding scepter in talons. RIC II 418a; Abdy, Chronology, Final Group; Strack 383d; Calicó 1432 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 956 (same dies); Biaggi 677-8 (same dies). Near VF. From the hand of a skilled artist. Very rare, only one in CoinArchives, from the Robert O. Ebert Collection (Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio 174), lot 5384 (hammer $50,000).