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446, Lot: 348. Estimate $500.
Sold for $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Sestertius (33mm, 26.78 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 124-128. Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Diana Venatrix (’Huntress’) standing right, holding arrow and bow. RIC II 631b; Banti 177. Good VF, green-brown patina, smoothed and tooled, scratches.

Since Hadrian demonstrated his bravery by hunting rather than warfare, he favored the cult of the goddess Diana.