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

Lot nuber 745

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (18.5mm, 7.24 g, 6h). Bar Kochba Victory issue. Rome mint. Group 12, AD 136.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 745.
 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 (18.5mm, 7.24 g, 6h). Bar Kochba Victory issue. Rome mint. Group 12, AD 136. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Bareheaded bust right, slight drapery / VICTORI A AVG, Victory, naked to waist, standing left, holding eagle with wreath in beak on right hand and palm frond in left. RIC II.3 2234 (same rev. die as first illustration); RIC II 284; Strack 278αο; cf. Calicó 1397; BMCRE 768 (same rev. die); cf. Biaggi 665; Jameson –; Mazzini –; CNG 100, lot 1868 (same rev. die). Toned. Choice EF. Rare.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Roma XIV (21 September 2017), lot 725.

According to Strack (pp. 132–9) and Mattingly (BMCRE p. cxlvi), the various Victory reverses on such late issues refer to the Roman victory in the Bar Kochba War in Judaea (AD 132-135).

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.