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CNG 111, Lot: 709. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Divus Antoninus Pius. Died AD 161. AV Aureus (18.5mm, 6.75 g, 12h). Consecration issue. Rome mint. Struck under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, circa AD 161. DIVVS ΛNTONINVS, bare head right / CONSECRΛTIO, funeral pyre of four tiers, decorated with garlands and statues, surmounted by facing quadriga. RIC III 435 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 27-2/10; Calicó 1491 (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 55 (Aurelius and Verus); Biaggi 792 (same obv. die); Jameson 119; Mazzini 163, first coin (same dies). Good VF, underlying luster.