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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 192. Estimate CHF400. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Diva Faustina Senior. Wife of Antoninus Pius, Empress 138-140. Denarius (Silver, 3.24 g 6), Rome, struck to commemorate her death in AD 140, circa 147. DIVA FAVSTINA Veiled and draped bust of Diva Faustina to right, her hair in a bun bound with pearls at the top of her head. Rev. AETERNITAS Fortuna, veiled, standing facing, head left, holding globe and rudder. BMC 366. Cohen 7. RIC 348. A beautifully centered coin with a splendid, large portrait in high relief. Virtually as struck.