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    Hadrian, 117-138 A.D., AR denarius (3.56 g). Laureate bust right with drapery over left shoulder/ Emperor seated left behind officer, Liberalitas on platform who are distributing money to a supplicant standing right. RIC 129 variant. VF/AVF, good surfaces, much detail extant. Scarce type. It was customary for the emperors to distribute coins on occasion to the poor of Rome. Such generosity was naturally suited to numismatic propaganda and resulted in a wonderful series of reverse types that are a good deal busier than the standard depiction of a deity or personification.

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    January, 2003
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
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