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Triton XXII, Lot: 1088. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Sestertius (33mm, 24.53 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 141-143. ANTONINVS AVG PI VS P P TR P COS III, laureate and draped bust right / ROMAE AETERNAE, decastyle temple façade; tympanum adorned with high relief, pediment decorated by antefixes and surmounted by statue at each side and by group in the center; S C in exergue. RIC III 622; BMCRE 1282 var. (obv. bust laureate and cuirassed); Banti 334 var. (bust cuirassed with fibula Gorgonea). Good VF, wonderful dark green patina with traces of brown in the devices, a few light marks.

From the DMS Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 888134 (August 2011); Heritage 3012 (2 January 2011), lot 24692.