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The Second Known?

Triton XXII, Lot: 1087. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $10000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. AV Aureus (18mm, 7.21 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 141-143. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head left / IOVI STATORI, Jupiter, naked, standing facing, holding vertical scepter in right hand and thunderbolt at side in left. RIC III 72d; Strack 90; Calicó 1553 (but not illustrated); BMCRE p. 32, 210 note citing variant with obv. k (laureate head left) in Revue Belge 1880, p. 60f. EF, lustrous. Extremely rare with Pius’ head facing left. None listed in CoinArchives, possibly the second known example. Artistic portrait.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 105 (10 May 2017), lot 901.