HADRIAN, A.D. 117-138. AE Sestertius (25.66 gms), Rome Mint, ca. A.D. 134-138. NGC EF, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 2/5. Smoothing. RIC-938. "Travel" series. Obverse: Bareheaded and draped bust left; Reverse: RESTITVTORI ACHAEA, Hadrian standing left, holding roll, raising a kneeling Achaea; amphora containing palm frond between them. Emanating from the popular travel series of Hadrian, which chronicled his visits to the various realms of the empire, this deep green-brown example is very seldom seen--<em>especially with the left-facing bust on the obverse</em>. Some smoothing is noted in the fields, as well as a bit of roughness near the reverse legends, but these aspects do not detract from the great detail present in the bust of Hadrian and the overall <strong>RARITY </strong>of the type. Ex: Stacks (1/2010) Lot # 387.