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Aureus with bust of Hadrian

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Obverse: Bust of Hadrian to right. HADRIANVS AVGCOSIIIPP Reverse: Togate emperor standing at right, patera in right hand above altar. At left, sacrificial bull, victimarius with raised axe and three other attendants. Above: VOTA in ex.: PVBLICA


By date unknown: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu Sale 17 [ESR Collection], Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 1961, lot 172); by date unknown: Gilbert Steinberg Collection; by 1994: with Numismatica Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH-8025 Zurich and Spink-Taisei Numismatics, Löwenstrasse 65, CH-8001 Zurich (auction of the Gilbert Steinberg Collection, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zurich, November 16, 1994, lot 404); by 1998: with Numismatica Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43, Zurich (Auction 11, Hotel Baur au Lac, Zurich, April 29, 1998, lot 429); purchased at Numismatica Ars Classica auction on behalf of MFA by Classical Numismatic Group, Post Office Box 479, Lancaster, Pa. 17608-0479; June 24, 1998: purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

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Storer Collection, by exchange, Everett Fund, by exchange, and Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 134–138




Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.13 gm. Die Axis: 6

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