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Hadrian, Aureus, Rome, c 127

Lot 1028 ex 22/6/11 DNW Missing from a deceased collection,

Hadrian, Aureus, Rome, c. 127, HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate bust right, rev. COS III, she-wolf and twins right, 7.17g/6h (RIC 192; BMC 444; Calicó 1231, this coin). Almost extremely fine


N. Bunker Hunt Collection, Part III, Sotheby Auction (New York), 21-2 June 1990, 726.

This reverse type is probably associated with Hadrian’s decennalia year in 127 and the renewal of the Golden Age


Date posted: 10 April 2014