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CNG 111, Lot: 688. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (17.5mm, 7.02 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 119-125. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right / P M T R P COS III, Hercules, naked, standing front, head right, between two women, who stand, draped, right and left, looking toward him, each raising right hand, in distyle temple; Hercules, holding club set on ground in right hand and apple in left; the temple has a flat roof and steps leading up to it; below left, a fish; below right, head of Jupiter right. RIC II 60; Strack 90Δ; Calicó 1322 (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 99 note, pl. 48, 20 (same rev. die); Biaggi 638 (same obv. die); Jameson –; cf. Mazzini 1086 (same obv. die). VF. Very rare.