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Ex Archer M. Huntington Collection

Triton XXII, Lot: 1110. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. AV Aureus (20.5mm, 7.15 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 147-148. FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right, with hair bound in pearls at back of head / VE NVS, Venus standing facing, head left, holding apple in right hand and drapery in left. RIC III 515b (Pius); Strack 495; Calicó 2095; BMCRE 1063 var. (hair style); Biaggi 941 var. (hair in fillet). Near EF, underlying luster, light scratch on neck.

Ex Archer M. Huntington Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica 67, 17 October 2012), lot 164 (HSA 1001.1.22246).