Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 226Auction date: 13 February 2024
Lot number: 181

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Hadrian. Sestertius; Hadrian; 117-138 AD, Rome, c. 132 AD, Sestertius, 24.23g. RIC-1809 (R2), pl. 142 (this coin). Obv: HADRIANVS - AVG COS III P P Bust laureate, draped r., seen from side. Rx: RESTITV - TORI AFR[IC]AE on l. and r., S C in exergue, Hadrian standing r. raising kneeling Africa wearing elephant-skin headdress and holding wheat ears, three growing wheat stalks between them. Ex Curtis L. Clay Collection; ex Rauch, Summer Auction, Cat. I, 13 Sept. 2010, 676. This is he rarer variant of this sestertius with Hadrian standing right rather than l.. aVF / Bold Fine

Estimate: 550 USD

Match 1:
Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 226Auction date: 13 February 2024
Lot number: 172

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Hadrian. Sestertius; Hadrian; 117-138 AD, Rome, c. 132-8 AD, Sestertius, 25.56g. Cf. RIC-2412 (S). Obv: HADRIANVS - AVG CO[S] III P P Bust laureate, draped r., seen from side. Rx: FORTV - NA A[V]G on l. and r., S - C across field, Fortuna standing r., head l., holding rudder and cornucopia with tip swung away from her body. Ex Curtis L. Clay Collection; ex Grün 81, 10 May 2021, 2337. RIC does not point out the two different poses of Fortuna's body or the two different angles at which she can hold her cornucopia.Some reverse porosity. aVF

Estimate: 300 USD

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Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 226Auction date: 13 February 2024
Lot number: 146

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Hadrian. Denarius; Hadrian; 117-138 AD, Rome, c. 132 AD, Denarius, 3.33g. Bust variety of RIC-2015 (R2). Obv: HADRIANVS - AVG COS III P P Bare-headed, draped bust r., seen from side. Rx: FORT - REDVCI Fortuna Redux, veiled, seated l. holding rudder and cornucopia, wheat ear under seat. Ex Curtis L. Clay Collection. The wheat ear added to a Fortuna Redux type, a rare variety that occurs only on denarii, was probably meant to indicate that Rome's wheat supply was assured now that the emperor had returned to Rome.. Choice EF

Estimate: 340 USD

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Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 226Auction date: 13 February 2024
Lot number: 147

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Hadrian. Denarius; Hadrian; 117-138 AD, Rome, c. 132 AD, Denarius, 3.14g. Bust var. of RIC-2015 (R2). Obv: HADRIANVS - AVG COS III P P Bare-headed, draped bust r., seen from side. Rx: FORT - REDVCI Fortuna Redux, veiled, seated l. holding rudder and cornucopia, wheat ear under seat. Ex Curtis L. Clay Collection. The wheat ear added to a Fortuna Redux type, a rare variety that occurs only on denarii, was probably meant to indicate that Rome's wheat supply was assured now that the emperor had returned to Rome.. gVF

Estimate: 300 USD

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Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 226Auction date: 13 February 2024
Lot number: 232

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Hadrian. Middle bronze; Hadrian; 117-138 AD, Rome, c. 136-7 AD, Middle Bronze, 14.00g. RIC-2388 (R2). Obv: [H]ADRIANVS - AVG COS III P [P] Bust laureate, draped r., seen from side. Rx: PROVIDE[N] - TIA AVG on l. and r., S - C across field, Providentia standing l., extending r. hand over globe at feet and holding transverse scepter in l. Ex Curtis L. Clay Collection; ex CNG E404, 23 Aug. 2017, 514.

Estimate: 500 USD

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Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. > Buy or Bid Sale 226Auction date: 13 February 2024
Lot number: 235

Price realized: Unsold
Lot description:


Hadrian. 40-as; Hadrian; 117-138 AD, Rome, c. mid-130s AD, As (red metal), 10.05g. RIC-2297 (R2). Obv: HADRIANVS - [AVG] COS III P P Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed r. Rx: Large S C within laurel or oak wreath. Ex Curtis L. Clay Collection; ex Lanz, eBay, 30 May 2016. The wreath on reverse is usually called laurel, but on some well preserved specimens it looks more like oak.. Bold Fine / VF

Estimate: 400 USD