Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 226Auction date: 13 February 2024
Lot number: 165

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Hadrian. Sestertius; Hadrian; 117-138 AD, Rome, c. 120-1 AD, Sestertius, 24.41g. Bust type var. of RIC-420-1, BM-1188, and C-930 (30 Fr.). Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS H[A]DRI - ANVS AVG P M TR P COS III Bust laureate r. with aegis on front shoulder and behind neck. Rx: LIBERALITAS A - VG III around, S - C in exergue, Hadrian, togate, seated l. on curule chair on platform and extending r. hand; a second togate figure stands behind him, before him officer standing l. holding up coin counter, before platform recipient standing r. holding up fold of toga with both hands. Ex Curtis L. Clay Collection; ex Agora E42, 6 October 2015, 160. A scarce reverse type, with only two specimens in Garonne hoard; apparently unpublished with aegis bust type as on our coin.. Fine / VF

Estimate: 650 USD

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Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 226Auction date: 13 February 2024
Lot number: 176

Price realized: 800 USD   (Approx. 743 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Hadrian. Sestertius; Hadrian; 117-138 AD, Rome, c. 125-126/7 AD, Sestertius, 22.04g. RIC-824 (R2), pl. 90 (same rev. die); C-933 corr. (30 Fr.). Obv: HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS Bust laureate r. with fold of cloak on front shoulder. Rx: [LIB]ERALIT[AS] / [AVG IIII] in two lines in exergue, [S - C] across lower field (mostly off flan on our specimen), Hadrian, togate, seated r. on curule chair on platform and extending r. hand; before him, Liberalitas standing r. pouring out coins from a cornucopia to a recipient standing l. on the ground; to r., a second recipient leaves the scene, having apparently just received his own gift of coins from Liberalitas. Ex Curtis L. Clay Collection; ex CNG E115, 25 May 2005, 402. An interesting variant because of the second recipient in the reverse type, and rare, with only one specimen in Garonne hoard. The authenticity of our specimen is not certain, however; it could be a modern cast.Exquisite surfaces. aVF / VF

Estimate: 800 USD

Match 2:
Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 226Auction date: 13 February 2024
Lot number: 103

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Hadrian. Denarius; Hadrian; 117-138 AD, Rome, c. 120-1 AD, Denarius, 3.01g. RIC-377 (R3), pl. 10 (citing Oxford, same obv. die). Obv: IMP CAESAR [TRAIAN] HADRIANVS AVG Bust laureate, cuirassed l., seen from front, with fold of cloak on r. shoulder. Rx: [S]AL AVG in exergue, [P] M TR P - COS III on l. and r., Salus seated l. with l. elbow on arm rest, extending patera with r. hand to serpent rising from altar before her. Ex Curtis L. Clay Collection; ex Lanz, eBay, 13 May 2012. Rare; possibly only the second specimen recorded with bust laureate, cuirassed l.. gF

Estimate: 385 USD

Match 3:
Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 226Auction date: 13 February 2024
Lot number: 104

Price realized: 500 USD   (Approx. 464 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Hadrian. Denarius; Hadrian; 117-138 AD, Rome, c. 120-1 AD, Denarius, 3.66g. BM-296, RIC-312, pl. 8 (same dies). Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN - [HADRIANVS AVG] Head laureate r. Rx: LIBERAL AVG / III in exergue, P M TR - [P - C - OS III] around, Hadrian seated l. on camp chair on platform, before him an attendant empties a coin counter into the toga fold of a citizen ascending steps to the platform; behind the emperor, a second recipient ascends a second stairway to the platform. Ex Curtis L. Clay Collection; ex Gorny & Mosch 130, 8 March 2004, 2149; ex Gorny & Mosch 126, 14 Oct. 2003, 2432; ex Gorny & Mosch 108, 3 April 2001, 1804. Rare and interesting with two citizens climbing steps to the platform, probably to suggest, as was indeed the case, that money was being distributed to numerous recipients at the same time.Money being distributed to numerous recipients. gVF

Estimate: 500 USD

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Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 226Auction date: 13 February 2024
Lot number: 105

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Hadrian. Denarius; Hadrian; 117-138 AD, Rome, c. 120-1 AD, Denarius, 3.77g. RIC-386 (R), pl. 11 (same obv. die). Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AV[G] Bust laureate l. with fold of cloak on front shoulder. Rx: P M TR P - COS III on l. and r., Aequitas-Moneta standing l. holding scales and cornucopia. Ex Curtis L. Clay Collection. Rare with portrait left.. aEF

Estimate: 400 USD

Match 5:
Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 226Auction date: 13 February 2024
Lot number: 209

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Hadrian. ; Hadrian; 117-138 AD, Rome, c. 132 AD, Dupondius (yellow metal), 13.12g. Bust var. of RIC-1535 (R 3). Obv: HADRIANVS - AVG CO[S III P P] Head laureate r. Rx: ADVENTVI - AVG - ARABIAE around, S C in exergue, Hadrian standing r. greeting Arabia, who stands l. extending patera over altar and holding bundle of canes; at base of altar, sacrificial bull. Ex Curtis L. Clay Collection; ex Berk, Nov. 2002.. Fine

Estimate: 400 USD