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    Hadrian, A.D. 117-138. AR denarius minted A.D. 119-122. Laureate bust right of Hadrian with drapery at shoulder/Spes advancing left holding flower and raising hem. RIC 100, C. 1153. AU58 ICG, lustrous under light grey toning.
    When a reverse die is as fresh as the one that made this beautiful specimen, you can sometimes see an inner circle at the base of the lettering. This was scribed with a compass into the die to help align the punches which created the inscription. The line in the die was lightly made and, hence, was quickly worn. Only on high-grade, early impressions can this circular line be seen. It was, of course, sunken into the die, but is raised on the coin.
    From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. (PCGS# 100421)


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