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10300850
CNG 103, Lot: 850. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Diva Faustina Senior. Died AD 140/1. AV Aureus (17.5mm, 6.20 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 146-161. DIVA FAV STINA, draped bust right, wearing hair bound in pearls on top of her head / ΛETER NITΛS, Fortuna standing left, holding patera and rudder set on globe. RIC III 349a(a) (Pius); Beckman dies df100/AC17; Strack 450α (Pius); Calicó 1743b (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 371 var. (break in obv. legend – Pius); Biaggi 799 (same obv. die). VF, a few shallow scratches on reverse.