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Armenian Reference Coin

CNG 112, Lot: 627. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.28 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 164. • M • ΛNTONINVS ΛVG ΛRMEN P M, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / TR P XVIII • IMP II COS III, ΛRMEN in exergue, Armenia, wearing cloak and breeches to ankles, and pointed cap on head, seated left on ground, in attitude of mourning, propping head on right hand, right elbow bent and resting on knee, left hand on bow and quiver to right; trophy behind and to the right. RIC III 86 (same rev. die as illustration); MIR 18, 89-2/37; Calicó 1813 (same obv. die as illustration); BMCRE 278 (same dies); Biaggi 838 (same obv. die); Jameson –; Mazzini 11 (same obv. die). Lustrous, a few shallow scratches on reverse. EF. Fine style dies. Rare.