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Triton XXII, Lot: 1078. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (18mm, 7.28 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bareheaded and draped bust right / SECVRI TAS AVG, Securitas seated right, on throne with cornucopias as arms, and leaning head on her hand. RIC II 272; Strack 270; Calicó 1374 (same rev. die as illustration); BMCRE 731, pl. 61, 8 (same rev. die); Biaggi 656 (same rev. die). Near EF, lustrous, a few faint scratches. Extremely rare, this is the only specimen in CoinArchives.

From the Fendi Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 100 (7 October 2015), lot 1866.