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Sale: Nomos 9, Lot: 243. Estimate CHF5500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 20 October 2014. 
Sold For CHF4600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 31mm, 27.53 g 12), Rome, the late 140s-150s. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P Laureate and bearded head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COS III[I] / S-C Antoninus Pius standing left, wearing military dress, paludamentum and a radiate nimbus, holding a laurel branch in his right hand and a spear in his left. Banti 116. BMC 1667. Cohen 318. RIC 765. A splendid example of a perfectly struck sestertius with an excellent portrait and a fine brown patina. Extremely fine.

From a collection in Switzerland.