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Live auction - brm_466687 - SABINA Aureus

SABINA Aureus AU
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Estimate : 5 500 €
Price : 3 200 €
Maximum bid : 3 200 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 15:48:02
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Aureus
Date: 129
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,16 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire parfaitement centré. Joli buste malgré un coup sous la joue de Sabine. On note également un autre coup en bordure de flan à 9 heures. Joli revers fin et belle patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : SABINA AVGVSTA - HADRIANI AVG P P.
Obverse description : Buste à droite, diadémé et drapé avec la queue de cheval vu de trois quarts en avant (L5).
Obverse translation : “Sabina Augusta Hadriani Augusti Pater Patriae”, (Sabine Augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VESTA.
Reverse description : Vesta assise à gauche, tenant le palladium de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Vesta”, (Vesta).

Historical background


SABINE

(136) Vibia Sabina

Augusta (128-136)

Sabine is the daughter of Matidia and granddaughter Marciane, sister of Trajan. Hadrian, Trajan's ward, married the niece of his tutor 100. The couple was not happy and had no children. Sabine received the title augusta 128 only. She died at the end of the year 136, had not forgiven the Emperor his affair with Antinous, or the preference of the Emperor Aelius.

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