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CNG 111, Lot: 718. Estimate $6000.
Sold for $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar, AD 139-161. AV Aureus (18mm, 6.77 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, AD 159-160. ΛVRELIVS CΛES ΛVG P II F, bareheaded bust right, slight drapery / TR POT XIIII C OS II, Mars, helmeted, naked but for cloak at back, advancing right, holding transverse spear in right hand and trophy over left shoulder in left. RIC III 481a (Pius); Calicó 1973; BMCRE 994 (Pius; same obv. die); Biaggi 893; Jameson –; Mazzini 752, pl. CV, 747v.* (same obv. die). Near EF, lustrous.