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Triton XXII, Lot: 1074. Estimate $4000.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Sestertius (33mm, 24.67 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 120-122. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III, laureate heroic bust right, slight drapery / PROVID ENTIA DEORVM, S C across field, Hadrian, togate, standing facing, head left, holding volumen in left hand, extending right hand to receive scepter from eagle on left, flying right. RIC II 589b; Strack 554ε; BMCRE 1204; Banti 617. Near EF, light olive-green patina, area of dark gray on reverse, hairline flan crack. A handsome coin.


Ex Triton XIX (4 January 2016), lot 539; Numismatica Ars Classica 78 (26 May 2014), lot 940; Golden Horn Collection (Stack’s, 12 January 2009), lot 2294 (realized $6,000).

This fascinating reverse type is meant to emphasize the legitimacy of Hadrian's rule: Jupiter's symbol, the eagle, bestowing on the emperor a scepter.

Current Status

Triton XXII, Lot: 1074.
Closing Date And Time: Jan 07, 2019 at 5:00:00 PM ET.
Current Date And Time: Sep 22, 2019 at 7:18:27 PM ET.
Currently: No Bids. Bidders (0).