Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 226Auction date: 13 February 2024
Lot number: 178

Price realized: Unsold
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Hadrian. Sestertius; Hadrian; 117-138 AD, Rome, c. 136 AD, Sestertius, 23.00g. RIC-2276 (R3), pl. 170 (this coin); bust var. of C-945 (30 Fr.). Obv: HADRIANVS - AVG COS III P P Bare-headed bust r. with fold of aegis on front shoulder and behind neck. Rx: LIBE - RALI - TAS - AVG VII on l. and r., S C in exergue, Hadrian, togate, seated l. on curule chair on platform and extending r. hand; before him, Liberalitas standing l. emptying coins from a cornucopia into fold of toga of a recipient standing r. on the ground. Ex Curtis L. Clay Collection; ex Lanz, eBay, 3 Feb. 2011; ex Lanz 150, 13 Dec. 2010, 300. Rare platform type of Hadrian's final largesse, and apparently the only specimen known with this bust type (bare-headed, aegis on shoulders).Exquisite, glossy surfaces. aEF

Estimate: 2500 USD