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Lot 14

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Antoninus Pius. Aureus; Antoninus Pius; 138-161 AD, Rome, 149-50 AD, Aureus, 6.11g. Calicó-1505a (same dies), C-235 (40 Fr.), RIC-177f, bust var. of BM-651/2. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P XII Bust laureate, draped r., seen from front. Rx: COS - IIII Aequitas standing l. holding scales and cornucopia. Underweight specimen, though the edge does not appear to be filed. Ex Goldberg 80, 3 June 2014, lot 3490; ex Stack's, Bowers & Ponterio 182, NYINC, 10 January 2014, lot 130. Rare draped bust type seen from front, probably coming from just this single obverse die. BM-651/2 has two laureate, draped specimens of this aureus, but with bust seen instead from back, as shown by their online images. Cohen and RIC do not distinguish between these two viewpoints for such busts, whether seen from front or from back.Struck on a small flan

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