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CNG 103, Lot: 839. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Antoninus Pius. As Caesar, AD 138. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.23 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian, AD 138. IMP T AEL CAES ANTONINVS, bareheaded and draped bust right / TRI POT COS DES II, PIE TAS across field, Pietas, veiled and draped, standing right, holding up right hand and holding acerrum in left; to right, lighted and filleted altar. RIC II 454b (Hadrian); Strack 406ζο (Hadrian); Calicó 1597a (same dies as illustration); BMCRE p. 371, note 1017 (Hadrian); Biaggi –. VF, a few contact marks on obverse. Rare.

From the collection of M.A. Armstrong.