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    Hadrian. A.D. 117-138, AV aureus (20 mm, 7.29 g). Roman, A.D. 137. bare head right / On right, Hadrian, veiled and togate, standing left, sacrificing out of a patera over a tripod altar; on left, attendant leading sacrificial bull to right with, behind him and to left, a flute player, an attendant bearing a staff and a victimarius raising his ax. RIC 289; BMC 776 (same dies); Biaggi 668 (same dies). Cohen 1480. Near VF. Very rare. Struck at the end of Hadrian's reign, this interesting reverse type depicts the sacrifices celebrating Hadrian's vicennalia and the hope for the Empire's continuity under the heir apparent, Aelius.

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    January, 2004
    8th-9th Thursday-Friday
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