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CNG 109, Lot: 479. Estimate $200.
Sold for $220. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Faustina Junior. Augusta, AD 147-175. Æ Drachm (34.2mm, 25.10 g, 12h). Dated RY 17 of Antoninus Pius (AD 153/154). Draped bust right / Roma (or Athena) enthroned right, holding spear and Nike; Nike facing left, holding wreath and palm frond; L I Z (date) across field. Köln 1974; Dattari (Savio) 3293; K&G 38.94; Emmett 1998.17 (R4). Good Fine, dark brown surfaces, minor roughness. Very rare.

From the New Orleans Collection, purchased from Nilus Coins (November 1999).