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

Lot nuber 737

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.08 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: 737.
 Estimated: $ 15 000

Roman Imperial, Gold

Sold For $ 20 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.08 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Group 10, circa AD 130-133. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bareheaded bust left, slight drapery / RESTITVTORI ACHAIAE, Hadrian, bareheaded, togate, standing left, holding volumen in left hand and extending right to raise up Achaea, draped, kneeling right; in center, palm frond in vase. RIC II.3 1564 (this coin cited and illustrated); RIC II 321 var. (bust type); Strack 3171ο (this coin cited); Calicó 1347 (this coin illustrated); BMCRE 868, note; Biaggi 648 var. (same; same rev. die); Jameson –; Mazzini 1214 var. (same; same rev. die). Scratches on reverse, edge test. EF. Rare with this bust type.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 52 (7 October 2009), lot 433; LHS 97 (10 May 2006), lot 21; Hymen Montagu Collection (Rollin & Feuardent, 20 April 1896), lot 303.


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.