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CNG 103, Lot: 856. Estimate $500.
Sold for $340. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. Æ Sestertius (32.5mm, 21.17 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck under Marcus Aurelius, AD 161-164. Diademed and draped bust right / Salus seated left, resting arm on side of chair and feeding out of patera a snake coiled around and rising from altar to left. RIC III 1668 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 30-6b; Banti 104. Good VF, brown and dark gray patina. Portrait of artistic merit.

From the estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind. Ex Gorny & Mosch 232 (5 October 2015), lot 447; Münzen und Medaillen AG 92 (22 November 2002), lot 100.