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CNG 103, Lot: 851. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar, AD 139-161. Æ Sestertius (34mm, 24.73 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, AD 152-153. Bareheaded and draped bust right / Minerva, helmeted and draped, seated right, holding vertical spear with right hand and with left, drawing out aegis on breast; round shield rests against seat. RIC III 1309b (Pius); Strack App. 4, 58; Banti 329; BMCRE 1938 (Pius). Good VF, delicate green patina flaking around the edge, some obverse roughness.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica AG 46 (2 April 2008), lot 585 (hammer 4250 CHF).