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CNG 91, Lot: 909. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $16000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Diva Faustina Senior. Died AD 140/1. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.26 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 146-161. DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, wearing hair bound in pearls on top of her head / AVGV STA, Aeternitas (or Ceres), veiled and draped, standing left, holding torch in each hand. RIC III 357a (Pius); Calicó 1758; Biaggi 808 (this coin). Superb EF, lustrous and sharply struck.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 34 (21 November 2006), lot 26; Biaggi Collection, no. 808.