A Distinguished Collection of Roman Bronze Coins, the Property of a Gentleman (15 February 2017)

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Date of Auction: 15th February 2017

Sold for £3,200

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Roman Imperial Coinage, Hadrian, Sestertius, Rome, 119-22, laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder, imp caesar traianvs hadrianvs avg, rev. pont max tr pot cos iii, Emperor seated left on curule chair raised on dais; to left, woman holding child in arms, second child at side, s c in field, libertas restitvta in exergue, 20.95g (RIC 568; BMC 1160; C 949; Sear 3608). Of fine style and workmanship, about extremely fine, attractive tan patina, very rare £1,000-1,200

Footnote

Provenance: C.S. Bement Collection, Naville Auction VIII (Lucerne), 25-8 June 1924, lot 904; bt Baldwin March 1937.

The political or social significance of this reverse type is not entirely clear