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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 546

Faustina Senior. Augusta, AD 138-140/1. AV Aureus (18mm, 7.34 g, 6h). Lifetime issue. Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 546.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Roman Imperial, Gold

Estimate: $ 7 500

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Faustina Senior. Augusta, AD 138-140/1. AV Aureus (18mm, 7.34 g, 6h). Lifetime issue. Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius. FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG P P, draped bust right, wearing hair bound in pearls on top of her head / IVNONI REGINAE, throne, ornamented and draped, on which lies a wreath; hassock below; to left, peacock standing left, head right; to right, basket of fruit; nearly vertical scepter leaning against throne to right. RIC III 332 (Pius); Strack 397α (Pius); Calicó 1792 (this coin illustrated); BMCRE 44 (Pius; same dies); Biaggi 825 (this coin). Flan flaw on obverse, a few light scratches on reverse. Good VF. Rare.

Ex collection of a retired banker (Numismatica Ars Classica 114, 6 May 2019), lot 707; Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection (Numismatica Ars Classica 49, 21 October 2008), lot 256.


The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 19 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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