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CNG 111, Lot: 692. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $9500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (18mm, 7.31 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head right / G EN I O • P • R, Genius of the Roman People standing left, cradling cornucopia in left arm, sacrificing with patera in right hand over lighted and garlanded altar to left. RIC II 249; Strack 244θο; Calicó 1269 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 656; Biaggi 612 (same dies); Jameson –; Mazzini 800. Near EF, toned. Fine style portrait.

From the Brexit Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 87 (8 October 2015), lot 245; Lanz 50 (27 November 1989), lot 627.