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    Hadrian (AD 117-138). AR cistophorus (26mm, 6h). NGC VF, graffito. Nicomedia, after AD 138. IMP CAES TRAI-HADRIANO AVG P P, laureate bust of Hadrian right, seen from behind, aegis on right shoulder / Statue of emperor standing facing, head right, Victory left in left hand, spear in right, all in tetrastyle temple set on three-tiered podium, aphlastons as acroteria and at peak; ROM S P AVG across frieze, shield in pediment, COM-BIT across fields. RIC II -, cf. 459c (Bithynia, draped bust). Extremely unusual bust type.

    Errata: Additional references - RPC III 975 (Koinon of Bithynia), RPC online obverse #5, reverse #4. Metcalf B7.

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