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Lustrous Aelius Aureus

Triton XV, Lot: 1526. Estimate $30000.
Sold for $24000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Aelius. Caesar, AD 136-138. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.41 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian, AD 137. L • AELIVS CAESAR, bareheaded and draped bust right / TRIB POT COS II, Pietas, veiled and draped, standing right, holding box of incense in left hand and dropping incense with right over lighted and garlanded altar to right; PIE TAS across field. RIC II (Hadrian) 444; Strack 389; Calicó 1448 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 1003 (Hadrian). EF, lustrous.

Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA VI (30 November 2010), lot 167.