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Lot # 175 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$600 / Price Realized: US$1100
Hadrian. Sestertius
Hadrian. 117-138 AD. Sestertius, 25.38g. (6h). Rome, 118 AD. Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS - HADRIANVS AVG Bust laureate right showing bare chest, fold of cloak on left shoulder. Rx: LIBERALITAS AVG / S C in exergue, PONT M - AX TR PO - T COS II around, Hadrian presiding at largesse: he sits left on curule chair on platform, extending right hand and holding roll in left; before him, an attendant sits left, leaning forward and extending both arms, apparently confirming the eligibility of the recipient; before that attendant, a second attendant stands left in the background, raising coin counter in right hand to empty out the coins; at left, a citizen facing right mounts steps to the platform, holding out his toga to receive the coins. BM 1137. RIC 552 (R ). Cohen 914 (30 Fr.). Some porosity. EF.
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