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CNG 111, Lot: 710. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Diva Faustina Senior. Died AD 140/1. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.24 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 141-146. DIVA AVGVS TA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, wearing hair bound in pearls on top of her head / PIE TAS AVG, Pietas, veiled and draped, standing left, holding acerrum in left hand and with right hand dropping incense on lighted and garlanded altar to left. RIC III 394c(a) (Pius); Beckmann dies daf7/PA12; Strack 412 (Pius); Calicó 1794 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 334; Biaggi 826 (same dies); Jameson –; Mazzini 232 (same dies). EF, underlying luster.

Ex Stack’s (2 December 1997), lot 357.