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CNG Feature Auction 115

Lot nuber 652

Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Sestertius (32.5mm, 27.00 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 129-130.

CNG Feature Auction 115
Lot: 652.
 Estimated: $ 750

Roman Imperial, Bronze

Sold For $ 5 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Hadrian. AD 117-138. Æ Sestertius (32.5mm, 27.00 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 129-130. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate and draped bust right / FELICITATI/ AVG COS III/ P P in three lines above, S C across field, galley left with six rowers and hortator; vexillum and signum at stern. RIC II –; RIC II.3 1282 (this coin referenced and illustrated); Strack –;Banti –. Brown patina, some shallow scratches on obverse, areas of pitting and corrosion on reverse. Good VF. Wonderful portrait. Very rare and unlisted in the old edition of RIC II with reverse legend in three lines above galley.

From the Toliver Besson Collection, purchased from Jon Jencek (14 December 2012). Ex Goldberg 5.3 (7 June 2000), lot 3582; Earl Fitzwilliam’s Wentworth Estates Company Collection (Christie’s, 30 May 1949), lot 124 (part of).

This very rare Hadrian Sestertius was part of the highly important collection of Roman Brass Coins and Medallions originally formed in the mid-eighteenth century, and sold by order of The Earl Fitzwilliam’s Wentworth Estates Company. Spring notes that the coins came from the collections of the Museo del Padri Corsini acquired in Italy in 1748, and the Abbé Visconti, President of the Society of Antiquaries in Rome, purchased about 1774.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 115 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 16-17 September 2020. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 16 September 2020 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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