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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 965. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.94 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, 58b (O41/R47; this coin); Pinder 70; BMCRE 1091; RSC 536. Toned, good VF. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus, Sutherland Group VI. ($500)

Ex Spink Numismatic Circular (February 1981), lot 824; Münzen und Medaillen FPL 127 (August 1953), lot 43; Hess 218 (2 August 1933), lot 320.