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Unique Cistophorus

CNG 88, Lot: 1329. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Cistophorus (27mm, 10.64 g, 6h). Uncertain mint B in Asia. Struck after AD 128 . Bare head right / Moneta standing left, holding scales and scepter. RIC II -; cf. Metcalf, Cistophori, type 78, 315 (for obv. die [O1], different rev. type); BMCRE -; RSC -. VF, slight scratch in obverse field. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus, Sutherland Group VI. Unique.

From Group CEM. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 70 (21 September 2005), lot 1011.