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CNG 111, Lot: 714. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar, AD 139-161. AV Aureus (18mm, 6.82 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, AD 146-147. ΛVRELIVS CΛE SΛR ΛVG P II F •, bare bust left, slight drapery on left shoulder / TR POT COS II, Minerva, helmeted, draped, standing right, holding vertical spear in right hand and resting left on round shield set on ground to right. RIC III 435 (Pius – var. [bust type]); Calicó 1924 (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 614 (Pius); Biaggi 871 (same obv. die); Jameson –; Mazzini 595 (same obv. die). Good VF, underlying luster.