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Lot # 179 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$1500 / Unsold: Available at opening bid of US$ 1200 + Buyers Fee
Hadrian. As
Hadrian. 117-138 AD. As, 10.02g. (6h). Rome, c. 125-8 AD. Obv: [HA]DRIANVS - AVGVS[TVS] Bust laureate right, fold of cloak on front shoulder. Rx: COS [III] above, S C in exergue, Galley traveling left, with seven rowers (two of them, their heads only shown, are in a second row) and ten oars, in stern emperor or helmsman in arched cabin, at prow slanting mast with furled sail at top, on side of prow small mushroom-shaped object (anchor?). Cf. BMC, p. clxvii: "The galleys, like the types of Neptune, look to Hadrian's return (to Rome) by sea". BM 1345 note. RIC 674. Cohen 449 (6 Fr.). Some original encrustation. Flawless surfaces. Dark green patination. EF.

Ex CNG E320,12 February 2014, lot 427 ("From the Simon Shipp Collection").
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