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Artistic Bust Left Portrait

Triton XXI, Lot: 763. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $8500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.32 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 157-158. ΛNTONINVS ΛVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate and draped bust left / TR POT XXI C OS IIII, Salus, draped, seated left on throne, cradling transverse scepter in left arm, and feeding out of patera in right hand snake coiled around and rising from altar to left. RIC III 280b; Strack 3281/β; Calicó 1681 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 907 (same dies); Biaggi –. EF, lustrous, minor mark on obverse. Artistic bust left portrait.

Ex Continental Collection (Triton XX, 10 January 2017), lot 746 (hammer $17,000).