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Sale: CNG 60, Lot: 1694. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2002. 
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SABINA, wife of Hadrian. Died 137 AD. AR Denarius (2.89 gm). Uncertain eastern mint. Diademed and draped bust left, hair bound in queue down back / Seven-pointed star within crescent. RIC II -; cf. BMCRE pg. 361, b; RSC 35a. Good VF. Very Rare. ($1000)

Another specimen is cited in BMCRE where it is referred to as a hybrid which employs a reverse of Hadrian.