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CNG 111, Lot: 703. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Sestertius (34mm, 29.54 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 141-143. Laureate head right / Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius seated left on sella castrensis on raised daïs, extending hand; to left and right, lictor standing, holding rod. RIC III 628; Banti 374. Near EF, attractive dark brown patina. Removed from NGC encapsulation (4284367-001), graded XF(star), Strike: 5/5, Surface: 5/5, Fine Style. Struck on a broad, medallic flan with dies of artistic merit.