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Lustrous Aelius Aureus

CNG 91, Lot: 898. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $20000. 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, draped bust right / TRIB POT COS II, Pietas standing right, holding box in left hand and with right, sprinkling incense over lighted and garlanded altar to right; PIE TAS across field. RIC II (Hadrian) 444; Calicó 1448 (same dies as illustration). EF, lustrous.

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