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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 886

Antoninus Pius. As Caesar, AD 138. AV Aureus (18.5mm, 7.34 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian, AD 138.

CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 886.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

Roman Imperial, Gold

Sold For $ 4 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Antoninus Pius. As Caesar, AD 138. AV Aureus (18.5mm, 7.34 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian, AD 138. IMP T AEL CAES ANTONINVS, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / TRIB • POT COS •, CONCORD in exergue, Concordia seated left, holding patera in right hand and resting left arm on statuette of Spes set on base. RIC II 453a var. (Hadrian; no cornucopia under throne); Strack 405ζο (Hadrian; same dies as illustration); Calicó 1488 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE p. 371, note *; Biaggi 701 (same dies); Jameson –; Mazzini –. Lustrous, some light marks on obverse. EF. With a high-relief portrait of fine style.

From the Provence Collection.

This aureus, which conspicuously lacks the title of Augustus, is generally assigned to the five-month period of Antoninus's Caesarship under Hadrian. Hill, however, places it after Hadrian's death and during Antoninus's dispute with the Senate over Hadrian’s deification, during which he renounced the title of Augustus.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 3, which begins 14 May 2020 at 9 AM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

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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