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Triton XXII, Lot: 1080. Estimate $750.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Cistophorus (28.5mm, 8.36 g, 6h). Unidentified D mint. Struck after AD 128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, bare head right / COS III, Roma seated left, holding Victory in her extended right hand and transverse scepter with her left, leaning on small shield with her left elbow. RIC II 511; Metcalf, Cistophori Type 97, 364 var. (O9/R– [unlisted rev. die]); RPC III 1447 (this coin illustrated); RSC 347d. VF, toned, some light granularity. Well centered on a thin, broad flan. Extremely rare, only one specimen known to Metcalf and the authors of RPC, and only this coin on CoinArchives.

From the Viggo Collection. Ex ArtCoins Roma 12 (29 October 2014), lot 772.