The North Yorkshire Moors Collection of British Coins formed by Marvin Lessen Part I (25 April 2018)

Date of Auction: 25th April 2018

Sold for £650

Estimate: £90 - £120

Hadrian (117-138), As, Rome, 119-21, laureate bust right, drapery on shoulder, rev. pont max tr pot cos iii, Britannia seated facing, holding sceptre, shield at right, britannia in exergue, 12.12g (RIC 577b; C 197; Sear 3676; S 637A). Surfaces somewhat rough, otherwise fine, green patina, rare £90-120


Provenance: Bt CNG September 1996.

This is the first representation of Britannia on Roman coinage and commemorates victories in Britain over the Brigantes in the early years of Hadrian’s reign