Coins 293

Hadrian (117-138). AE Sestertius, 134-138 AD. D/ HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP. Laureate and draped bust right. R/ SC. Hadrian, bare-headed, standing right, right foot on crocodile, holding spear and parazonium. RIC 782. C. 1380. AE. g. 25.08 mm. 34.50 R. Rare. An extraordinary portrait of high style and a very interesting reverse type. Artificial patina. Metal flaw on reverse, otherwise good VF/VF.

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