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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 881

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.28 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 136.


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 881.
 Estimated: $ 4 000

Roman Imperial, Gold

Sold For $ 6 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.28 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 136. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bareheaded and draped bust right / VICTOR IA AVG, Victory, naked to waist, advancing right, head left, holding up wreath in right hand and palm frond in left. RIC II.3 2238 (this coin referenced); Beckmann, Gold (dies d25/VA2); Strack 279ζο, pl. VI, 279 (same dies as illustration); Calicó 1393 var. (bust type; same rev. die as illustration); BMCRE 764 var. (bust type; same rev. die); Biaggi 763 var. (same; same rev. die); Mazzini 1453 var. (same; same rev. die). A few light marks. VF. Rare with this bust type.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 111 (29 May 2019), lot 694.

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 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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