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

Lot nuber 738

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (17.5mm, 7.14 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: 738.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

Roman Imperial, Gold

Sold For $ 7 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (17.5mm, 7.14 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue. Rome mint. Group 10, circa AD 130-133. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bareheaded and draped bust right / RESTITVTORI AFRICAE, Hadrian, bareheaded, togate, standing left, holding volumen in left hand and extending right to raise up Africa, who holds grain ears in left hand and wears elephant-skin headdress; in center, two stalks of grain. RIC II.3 1568 (same dies as illustration); RIC II 322; Strack 318ζο; Calicó 1349 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 870 (same dies); Biaggi 649 (same dies); Jameson –; Mazzini 1222 and 1222* (same dies). Toned, earthen deposits. VF. Rare.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection (Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio 174, 11 January 2013), lot 5060; Hausman Collection; “Property of a Lady” (Christie’s, 9 October 1984), lot 38.


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.