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Triton XXII, Lot: 1100. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Diva Faustina Senior. Died AD 140/1. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.15 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa 141-146. DIVA AVGVS TA FAVSTINA, veiled and draped bust right, wearing hair bound in pearls on top of her head / PIETAS · AVG, Pietas, veiled, standing left, dropping incense into censer with right hand and holding incense box in left. RIC III 395a (Pius); Beckmann dies daf10/PA7; Strack 412 (Pius); Calicó 1798; BMCRE 335 (Pius); Biaggi 829 var. (bust left; no pellet in rev. legend); Rauch 105, lot 348 var. (bust left; same rev. die). VF. Very rare, Beckmann cites only seven examples of this die pair, five of which are in public collections.