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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 897. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $2245. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Sestertius (26.70 g, 12h). Struck circa AD 134-138. HADRIANVS • AVG COS III P P, laureate and draped bust right / MAVRE-TANIA, Mauretania standing left, holding two javelins and bridle of horse pawing left; S C in exergue. RIC II 859; Banti 533 = Mazzini 957 (this coin). Good VF, green patina, traces of red, some roughness, minor smoothing. Apparently unique, the only example recorded by Banti.

Ex Ing. G. Mazzini Collection, 957.