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Triton XXII, Lot: 1084. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Aelius. Caesar, AD 136-138. Æ Sestertius (31mm, 26.21 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian, AD 137. L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right / TR • POT COS II, SALVS in exergue, Salus seated left, holding a patera with her extended right hand and feeding a snake coiled around and rising from altar to left, resting her left arm on back of chair; S C to either side. RIC II 1063 (Hadrian); BMCRE 1926; Banti 27. Near EF, attractive dark green patina, some minor smoothing. Wonderful portrait.

Ex Goldberg 104 (12 June 2018), lot 3319; Numismatica Ars Classica 78 (26 May 2014), lot 968.