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Triton XXI, Lot: 774. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. AV Aureus (18.5mm, 7.17 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck under Marcus Aurelius, AD 161-164. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, wearing stephane / SALVTI AVGVSTAE, Salus seated left, leaning left arm on chair, holding in right hand a patera from which she feeds a serpent coiled around altar. RIC III 717 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 30-5b; Calicó 2074; BMCRE 154 (Aurelius and Verus); Biaggi 935 var. (no stephane). EF, toned, underlying luster.

Ex Continental Collection (Triton XX, 10 January 2017), lot 764.