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LOT 1116

Sold for (Inc. bp): £7,250

ANCIENT ROMAN IMPERIAL COINS - HADRIAN - AFRICA GOLD AUREUS
136 AD
(7.14 grams.).

Rome mint. Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P legend with bare head left, slight drapery on right shoulder. Rev: AFRICA legend with Africa, wearing elephant-skin headdress, reclining left, right hand resting on a lion, left hand on a basket with corn-ears. Near extremely fine; small mark to rim (possibly once a pendant loop affixed?). Very rare.

PUBLISHED:
See Wildwinds.com (this coin).

LITERATURE:
RIC 298; BMCRE 807; Sear 3383 variant (bust type).