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CNG 103, Lot: 854. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.32 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 147-150. FAVSTINAE AVG P II AVG FIL, draped bust right, wearing band of pearls around head / VE NVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and rudder set on dove. RIC III 515a (Pius); Calicó 2094 (same rev. die); BMCRE –; Biaggi 941. Near EF, toned, lustrous, a few scratches and marks, some hairlines on reverse. Artistic portrait struck in high relief.