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Triton XXI, Lot: 766. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Diva Faustina Senior. Died AD 140/1. AV Aureus (19.5mm, 7.25 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 141-146. DIVΛ ΛVG FΛVSTINΛ, draped bust right, wearing hair bound in pearls on top of her head / ΛET ER NITAS, Fortuna, draped, standing left, holding patera in extended right hand and rudder set on globe in left. RIC III 349b (Pius); Beckman dies daf29/AC8; Strack 420α (Pius); Calicó 1746 (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 285 (Pius); Biaggi 803 (same obv. die). EF, lustrous.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 100 (7 October 2015), lot 1883.