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CNG 111, Lot: 716. Estimate $6000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar, AD 139-161. AV Aureus (18mm, 6.90 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, AD 152-153. ΛVRELIVS CΛE SΛR ΛVG P II FIL, bare head right / TR POT VII COS II, Roma, helmeted, in military dress, standing left, holding Victory on extended right hand and parazonium in left. RIC III 457 (Pius); Calicó 1945 (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 799 (Pius); Biaggi 877 (same obv. die); Jameson –; Mazzini 660 var. (bust type). EF, underlying luster, a hint of die rust on obverse.