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Triton XXII, Lot: 1081. Estimate $600.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Cistophorus (28mm, 10.61 g, 6h). Unidentified E mint. Struck after AD 128. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P, laureate head left / COS III, Pax standing left, wearing modius, her right foot on prow, holding olive branch downward with her right hand and cornucopia with her left; below branch, anchor with flukes downward. RIC II 514; Metcalf, Cistophori Type 108, 380 (O4/R4); RPC III 1463; RSC 364. VF, graffiti in reverse field. Extremely rare, only one specimen known to Metcalf, two specimens cited in RPC, and only two examples on CoinArchives (including this coin).

From the Viggo Collection. Ex Solidus Online Auction 7 (15 November 2015), lot 185.