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CNG 111, Lot: 726. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. AV Aureus (19mm, 6.80 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck under Marcus Aurelius, AD 161-164. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, wearing hair waved and fastened in bun on back of head / SALVTI AVGVSTAE, Salus enthroned left, resting left arm on throne back, and feeding from patera held in her right hand a snake coiled around and rising from altar to left. RIC III 716 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 30-2b; Calicó 2073a (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 151-2 (Aurelius); Biaggi 935 (same obv. die); Jameson –; Mazzini 198. Good VF, lustrous fields.