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CNG 109, Lot: 671. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Diva Faustina Senior. Died AD 140/1. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.20 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 147-150. DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, wearing hair bound in pearls / AVGV STA, Ceres standing left, holding torch in each hand. RIC III 357a (Pius); Beckmann dies df38/CB27; Strack 471α (Pius); Calicó 1758b; BMCRE 403 (Pius) var. (breaks in rev. legend); Biaggi 807-8. EF, lustrous.

Ex Continental Collection (Triton XX, 10 January 2017), lot 750; Spink Numismatic Circular CV.4 (May 1997), no. 2129.