Hadrian 117 - 138 AD Rare Orchalcum Sestertius 24.967g Horseback Reverse

Ancient Coins - Hadrian 117 - 138 AD Rare Orchalcum Sestertius 24.967g Horseback Reverse
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Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.
 
SH89464. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC II 645 (S), BMCRE III 1313, Hunter II 436, Cohen II 590 var. (bust), SRCV II 3594, Choice VF, mottled turquoise and brown patina, well centered, nice portrait, legends a little weak, edge crack, 24.967g, 33.6mm, 180o, Rome mint, HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse COS III, emperor on horseback prancing left, bare-headed, wearing military garb, cloak flying behind, raising right hand in salute, reins in left hand, S - C divided low across field, EXPED AVG in exergue; Numismatik Naumann auction 72 (2 Dec 2018), lot 458; scarce
 
Of this type, the Dictionary of Roman Coins says, `This is a finely designed coin in first brass [a sestertius]. The equestrian group is in a spirited style of workmanship, both horse and man. The Augustus raises aloft his right hand, and with his left holds the bridle of his generous steed, as setting out on him on some journey, about that vague period, his third consulate.`
Price SKU: SH89464
US$ 805.00
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