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Roman Emp., Hadrian, Aureus 134-138

Currency:CHF Category:Coins & Paper Money / Coins: Ancient Start Price:12,000.00 CHF Estimated At:15,000.00 - 18,750.00 CHF
Roman Emp., Hadrian, Aureus 134-138
The Roman Empire, Hadrian 117 – 138, Aureus 134-138, AV 7.36 g. HADRIANVS – AVG COS III P P Bare-headed and draped bust l. Rev. Nilus naked to waist reclining r., leaning l. arm on rock and holding cornucopiae and reed; before him, hippopotamus standing r. and below, crocodile over waves. C 1499. BMC 836 note. RIC 314. Kent-Hirmer pl. 81, 284 (these dies). Biaggi 671 (this coin). Calicó 1165 (this coin). Very rare. A delightful portrait of masterly style struck on a full flan, extremely fine / about extremely fine Ex Cahn 75, 1932, 1150; Santamaria 1950, Magnaguti 632 and Sotheby’s 8 June 1996, 109, sales.