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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 1131. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $6250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. AV Aureus (7.24 gm, 8h). Struck 112 AD. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / BASILICA VLPIA in exergue, the Basilica Ulpia: building façade with three distyle avant-corps, each set on two-tiered base; central epistylon surmounted by triumphal quadriga; figures on either side holding outer horses and long sceptres; flanking epistyla each surmonted by biga; pair of legionary aquilae at outer ends; ornate architrave above. RIC II 247; Strack 202b; BMCRE 492; Calicó 988; cf. Cohen 42-43. EF. ($4000)

From the Tony Hardy Collection.