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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 854

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (19.5mm, 6.98 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue (“Provinces cycle”) – Adventus type. Rome mint. Struck circa AD 130-133.


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 854.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

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 (19.5mm, 6.98 g, 6h). “Travel series” issue (“Provinces cycle”) – Adventus type. Rome mint. Struck circa AD 130-133. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head right / ADVEN TVI • AV G ITALIΛE, Hadrian, bareheaded and togate, standing right, raising right hand and holding volumen in left; to right, Italia standing left, holding cornucopia and sacrificing with patera over lighted altar. RIC II.3 1558 (same rev. die as illustration); Beckmann, Gold (dies a31/ADIT3); Strack 316δο, pl. VI, 316 (same rev. die as illustration); Calicó 1177 (same rev. die as illustration); BMCRE 788 (same rev. die); Biaggi 573 (same rev. die). Small flat spot on edge. VF. Rare.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Gemini VIII (with Heritage Auctions, 14 April 2011), lot 329; Numismatica Ars Classica K (30 March 2000), lot 1762.

This and the following 22 lots (except lot 867) chronicle Hadrian’s extensive tours of nearly all the Roman provinces, circa AD 117-132. Most were struck at the very end of this period.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 3, which begins 14 May 2020 at 9 AM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

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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