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Sabina, Black Denarius, Concordia Reverse, Sold!


Sabina, wife of Hadrian, died 137 AD.

AR Denarius; 17mm/3.3gm    Rome mint, struck c. 130 AD

Con/ about Extremely Fine; glossy jet-black oxidation with red earthen fill; a lovely coin in hand

Obv/ SABINA AVGVSTA; Diad. and dr. bust r., with hair waved, rising into a crest above the diadem, knotted in queue falling down her neck

Ref/ CONCORDIA AVG; Concordia seated left, holding patera and scepter; beneath throne, cornucopia

Ref/ RIC Vol II, 391, RIC "Class A type"

Seller's Note/ Almost always the oxidation on silver issues needs to be removed to show their inner beauty. In the case of this particular denarius, we removed just enough to show a minimal amount of silver and then stopped. In hand, this is a gorgeous black denarius!

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