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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 964. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.39 gm). Ephesus mint. Struck after 129 AD. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head right, seen from behind / DIA-NA across field, EPHESIA in exergue, cult statue of Diana of Ephesus within ornate tetrastyle temple set on three-tiered base; pediment decorated with figures flanking a central table with disk above, two recumbent figures in angles; decorated acrostolium. RIC II 475a; Metcalf, Cistophori 8 var. (O29/R-; unlisted reverse die); Pinder 70; BMCRE 1091; RSC 536. Toned, near EF. ($1500)

Ex Gorny & Mosch 112 (17 October 2001), lot 4210.