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Lot 172





Estimate: 25'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 20'000 CHF Price realized: 37'000 CHF
Hadrian augustus, 117 – 138. Aureus circa 134-138, AV 7.28 g. HADRIANVS – AVG COS III P P Bare head r. Rev. G – EN – I – O P R Genius standing l., holding cornucopiae in l. hand and sacrificing out of patera over altar. C 800. BMC 656. RIC 249. Calicó 1269 (this reverse die).
A bold portrait of superb style struck in high relief and a lovely light reddish tone
extremely fine / good extremely fine
Ex Leo Hamburger October 1925, Niklovitz, 858; CNG Numismatic Review 25, 2000, 85; NAC 31, 2005, 43 and NAC 64, 2012, 1174 sales. From the Collection of a Retired Banker.

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