The Roman Empire
Estimate: 15'000 CHF
Starting price: 12'000 CHF
Price realized: 32'000 CHF
Faustina I, wife of Antoninus Pius
Diva Faustina. Aureus after 141, AV 7.37 g. DIVA – FAVSTINA Draped bust r., hair coiled on top of head. Rev. CONSECRA – TIO Peacock walking r. with head reverted. C 174. BMC A. Pius 471 (these dies). RIC A. Pius 384. Calicó 1783.
Rare and in an exceptional state of preservation. Virtually as struck and Fdc
Ex Rauch sale 82, 2008, 350.