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Early Issue Aureus of Antoninus Pius

CNG 91, Lot: 900. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.18 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 138. IMP T AEL CAES HADR ANTONINVS, draped bust right / AVG PIVS · P · M TR · P · COS · DES II, Pietas standing right, holding box in left hand and with right, sprinkling incense over lighted and garlanded altar to right. RIC III 13; Calicó 1474 (same dies as illustration). Near EF, lustrous. Rare variety.