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CNG 103, Lot: 842. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. AV Aureus (19mm, 6.93 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 147. ΛNTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Roma, helmeted and draped, seated left, holding palladium on extended hand and vertical spear; oval shield set on ground to right. RIC III 159; Strack 153γ1; Calicó 1456; BMCRE 590 var. (bust type); Biaggi 788 var. (same). Good VF, a few scratches and contact marks. Rare bust type for this issue.