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Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 1488. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006. 
Sold For $1025. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Cistophorus (11.12 g, 6h). Nicomedia mint. Struck after AD 128. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / COM BIT in exergue, octastyle temple set on three-tiered podium, ROM AVG across frieze, shield in pediment; SP-QR across field. RIC II -; Metcalf, Cistophori, type B15, 36 var. (O25/R- [unlisted rev. die]); RSC 240e. VF, reverse struck a little off center. Attractive portrait.