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The Shawn Caza Collection

Shawn Caza served as a Canadian diplomat from 1997 to 2019. He traveled extensively for work and was posted to Europe several times. His collection of Roman coins and antiquities, as well as Seleucid, Ptolemaic, Judaean, Nabataean, Byzantine, Islamic, Indian, Vietnamese and Chinese coins was mainly acquired during travel and postings. He is a member of the American Numismatic Society. He is a Procurator Monetae and a Tribunus Plebis Perpetuus (member of the year 2016 & 2020, and for life) on Forum's Classical Numismatic Discussion. He is also the author of "A Handbook of Late Roman Bronze Coin Types, 324-395" (Spink 2021), and an associate editor of "KOINON: The International Journal of Classical Numismatic Studies."

Hadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.

|Hadrian|, |Hadrian,| |11| |August| |117| |-| |10| |July| |138| |A.D.||sestertius|
Felicitas was the goddess or personification of happiness, good fortune, and success. She played an important role in Rome's state religion during the empire and was frequently portrayed on coins. She became a prominent symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the Roman Empire.
RB110108. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC II-3 2255, BMCRE III 1497, Cohen II 620, SRCV II 3595, Strack II 663, Hunter II 517 var. (slight drapery), aF, porosity/light corrosion, weight 24.130 g, maximum diameter 33.1 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 134 - 138 A.D.; obverse HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right; reverse FELICITAS AVG (the good fortune of the Emperor), Felicitas standing slightly left, head left, olive branch in right hand, long caduceus in left hand, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across the field; from the Shawn Caza Collection, ex Anciennes Collections (Clermont Ferrand, France); $80.00 SALE PRICE $72.00


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