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From the Castro Maya Collection
Beckmann Plate Coin

476906. SOLD $13000

Diva Faustina Senior. Died AD 140/1. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.02 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 147-150. RIC III 357a (Pius); Beckmann dies df30/CB4.a (this coin, illustrated on plates 6 [rev.] and 12 [obv.]); Calicó 1758; BMCRE 405 (Pius); Biaggi 812. Superb EF, minor edge marks. A delicate and particularly pretty portrait of the empress.


Ex Leu 93 (10 May 2005), lot 30; Raymundo de Castro Maya Collection (Bourgey, 18 November 1957), lot 310; Bourgey (14 February 1911), lot 183.