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Triton XXII, Lot: 1079. Estimate $750.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Cistophorus (29.5mm, 10.19 g, 6h). Aezani mint. Struck after AD 128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / COS III, Zeus standing facing, head left, holding eagle in outstretched right hand and vertical scepter with left. RIC II –; Metcalf, Cistophori Type 49, 224 (O5/R–); RPC III 1390; RSC 277. Good VF, lightly toned, slight roughness on obverse, minor reverse die shift. Overstruck on an uncertain cistophorus of Mark Antony and Octavia (cf. RPC I 2201-2).

From the Viggo Collection, purchased privately from Harlan J. Berk. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 72 (14 June 2006), lot 1505.