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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 890. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $370. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Sestertius (26.06 g, 6h). Struck AD 117. Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; FORT RED/S C in two lines in exergue. RIC II -; Banti 407. VF, brown patina with hints of green, areas of minor roughness. Rare.

Banti cites only one example of this rare, first-year issue.