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Sale: Nomos 8, Lot: 231. Estimate CHF15000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 21 October 2013. 
Sold For CHF28000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. Aureus (Gold, 19mm, 7.50 g 6), Rome, 147-152. FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL Draped bust of Faustina to right, wearing a pearl diadem and with her hair bound with pearls into a bun at the back. Rev. VENERI GENETRICI Venus standing left, extending her right hand and holding a long scepter in her left. BMC note to 1057. Calicó 2079a. Cohen -. Kent / Hirmer 237 (same dies). RIC -. A lovely coin with a beautiful portrait of the young Augusta. Virtually as struck.

From an American collection, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 59, 4 April 2011, 1023, Numismatica Ars Classica 41, 20 November 2007, 101 and from the collection of M. F. Price, Stack’s, 3 December 1996, 202.