A rare aureus of Hadrian
Lot 2074
Hadrian, 117-138. Aureus (Gold, 18 mm, 7.26 g, 6 h), Rome, circa 120-121. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. P M TR P COS III Virtus, helmeted, standing facing, right foot on helmet, holding double-headed spear in her right hand and parazonium in her left. BMC 110. Calicó 1339. Cohen 1146. RIC 326. Rare and nicely toned. Minor marks on the edge, otherwise, very fine.

Ex Rauch 107, 12 November 2018, 283.

The richness of detail in the depiction of this Virtus is remarkable. She not only wears a complexly draped garment and a feather-adorned helmet, but also an impressive parazonium and a double-pointed spear.
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Closing time: 14-Jul-24, 19:01:00 CEST
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