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Ex Biaggi de Blasys Collection
Calicó Plate Coin

Triton XXI, Lot: 759. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.06 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 147. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate bust right, slight drapery / LIB IIII in exergue, Antoninus Pius seated left on sella curulis on daïs, extending right hand and holding volumen in left; on daïs to left, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia; on ground to left, citizen standing right, holding fold of toga out with both hands to receive distribution. RIC III 141c var. (bust type); Strack 149; Calicó 1572 (this coin illustrated); BMCRE 546; Biaggi 739 (this coin). Near EF. Rare.

Ex Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection, 739.