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CNG 111, Lot: 693. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (19.5mm, 7.21 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134-138. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / SPES P • R, Spes, draped, standing left, holding up flower in right hand and cornucopia in left, resting left arm on rudder set on globe. RIC II 275; Strack 273βο; Calicó 1378 (same dies as illustration); cf. BMCRE note; Biaggi 658-9 (same dies); Jameson –; Mazzini 1409 var. (bust type). Good VF.