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721501
Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 1501. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Hadrian. AD 117-138. AR Cistophorus (10.91 g, 6h). Smyrna mint. Struck after AD 128. Bare head right / Cybele seated left on backless throne, holding patera and resting forearm on tympanum; at feet, lion left with paw raised. RIC II 488; Metcalf, Cistophori, type 33 (unlisted dies); RSC 283. Good VF. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Mark Antony and Octavia (cf. RSC 2).