Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 99   |   29 May 2017
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Lot 11





Estimate: 8'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 6'400 CHF Price realized: 13'000 CHF
Antoninus Pius, 138 – 161. Aureus 145-161, AV 7.17 g. ANTONINVS AVG – PIVS P P TR P COS IIII Laureate head l. Rev. Roma seated left holding palladium and spear; at side, shield. C 1148. BMC 591. RIC 159. Calicó 1457.
A very elegant portrait and a finely detailed reverse composition. Almost
invisible marks, otherwise good extremely fine

Provenance
V. J. E. Ryan (1882-1947) Collection (part IV), sold by Glendining’s & Co., London, 20 March 1951, lot 1789.
Sold by Bank Leu, Zürich, auction 2, 25 April 1972, lot 392.
Götz Grabert (1924-2000) Collection, sold by LHS Numismatik, Zürich, auction 97 (A European Scholar lately deceased), 10 May 2006, lot 24.

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