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650950
Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 950. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. Æ Sestertius (27.29 gm). Struck circa 134-138 AD. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS COS III P P, laureate and draped bust left / RESTITVTORI PRHYGIAE (sic), S C in exergue, Hadrian standing left in toga, clasping hands with Phrygia kneeling right, wearing Phrygian cap surmounted by crescent, and holding curved sword. RIC II 962 var. (PHRYGIAE); Strack 783z var. (same); Banti 683 = Mazzini 1291 (same dies); BMCRE 1830; Cohen 1291 var. (PHRYGIAE). Good VF, green and brown patina, minor smoothing in fields. ($1500)

Ex Sotheby's Zurich (27-28 October 1993), lot 1553.