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Triton XXII, Lot: 1099. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Diva Faustina Senior. Died AD 140/1. AV Aureus (19.5mm, 7.27 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa 141-146. DIVA AVGVS TA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, wearing hair bound in pearls on top of her head / PIETAS AVG, Pietas, veiled, standing left, dropping incense onto lighted and garlanded altar with right hand and holding incense box in left. RIC III 394a (Pius); Beckmann dies daf3/PA3, b (this coin); Strack 428 (Pius); Calicó 1799; BMCRE 310 (Pius) var. (rev. legend break); Biaggi –. Near EF, toned, underlying luster.

From the Heath Collection. Ex Künker 89 (8 March 2004), lot 2284.