Hadrian, 117 – 138. Aureus 118, AV 7.34 g. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate and cuirassed bust r., with drapery on l. shoulder and aegis on breastplate. Rev. P M TR – P COS II Radiate and draped bust of Sol r.; below, ORIENS. C 1004 var. (laureate and cuirassed). BMC 75 note. RIC 43 var. (laureate, draped and cuirassed). Calicó 1295a (these dies).
Estimate: 8'000 CHF
Starting price: 6'400 CHF
Price realized: 6'400 CHF
Two wonderful portraits of excellent style struck in high relief. An unobtrusive
metal flaw on reverse field, otherwise extremely fine
Sold by Gorny & Mosch, Munich, auction 151, 9 October 2006, lot 431.