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    Sabina, wife of Hadrian, A.D. 117-138. AR denarius. Diademed and draped bust right of Sabina/Venus standing to right, holding apple. RIC 396, BMC 944. AU55 ICG, lightly toned over lustrous fields.
    Imperial coinage in precious metals was under the control of the emperor himself. Bronze coinage in the early to middle era was empowered to the Roman Senate. The letters "SC," Senatus consulto, meaning "by decree (or authority) of the Senate," were most always placed in the reverse field or exergue to indicate this right of copper alloy coinage. While the emperor usually portrayed himself on the obverse, his family sometimes gained numismatic favor.
    From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. (PCGS# 100429)


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