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

Lot nuber 736

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.27 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Group 10, circa AD 130-133.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 736.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Roman Imperial, Gold

Sold For $ 12 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.27 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Group 10, circa AD 130-133. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bareheaded and draped bust left / ΛDVENTVI AFRICΛE, Hadrian, bareheaded, togate, standing right, raising right hand and holding volumen in left; to right, Africa, draped, wearing elephant-skin headdress, standing left, sacrificing out of patera in right hand over tripod in center and holding grain ears in left hand; prostrate calf between tripod and Africa. RIC II.3 1552 (this coin cited; same dies as illustration); cf. RIC II 315; Strack 3121ο (same dies as illustration); Calicó 1172 (this coin illustrated); cf. BMCRE 786; Biaggi 571 = Mazzini 8 (this coin); Jameson –. Toned, a few faint hairlines. Good VF. Very rare.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica 49, 21 October 2008), lot 221; Giuseppe Mazzini Collection; Conte Alessandro Magnaguti Collection (Part III, Santamaria, 26 June 1950), lot 594.


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.