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CNG 103, Lot: 838. Estimate $750.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Antoninus Pius. As Caesar, AD 138. Æ Sestertius (31mm, 24.89 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 138. Bare head right / Pietas standing left, raising hand before lighted altar. RIC II 1083a (Hadrian); Banti 270. Good VF, olive blue-green patina, brown flecks. Artistic early portrait. Rare.

Ex Alain Lagrange Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 76, 12 September 2007), lot 1469; Friedrich Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica, 2 April 1995), lot 1379.