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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 729

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.27 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Group 9, circa AD 130.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 729.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

Roman Imperial, Gold

Sold For $ 6 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.27 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Group 9, circa AD 130. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Nilus, naked to waist, reclining left, holding cornucopia in right hand, resting left arm on sphinx; to left, hippopotamus standing right; below, in water, crocodile right. RIC II.3 1437 (same obv. die as illustration); cf. RIC II 312; Strack 309βο var. (reed in left hand); Calicó 1159 var. (same); BMCRE 867 (same obv. die); Biaggi 670 var. (same); Jameson –; Mazzini –; Triton XVII, lot 691 (same dies). Toned, a few minor marks and some faint hairlines. VF. Rare.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection (Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio 174, 11 January 2013), lot 5055.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.