Diva Faustina I, wife of Antoninus Pius. Aureus after 141, AV 7.43 g. DIVA – FAVSTINA Draped bust r., her hair bound with pearls and piled up on top of her head. Rev. AVGVSTA Ceres, veiled, standing l. and holding torches with both hands. C 75. BMC 403. RIC 357a. Calicó 1758.
Estimate: 6'000 CHF
Starting price: 4'800 CHF
Price realized: 7'000 CHF
A wonderful reddish tone, minor marks, otherwise extremely fine
Comte H. de Lestrange (1853-1926) Collection sold by R. Serrure, Paris, 29-31 May 1905, lot 282.
Sold by Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel, auction XIX, 5 June 1959, lot 220.
Sold by Leu Numismatics Ltd., Zürich, auction 83, 6-7 May 2002, lot 769.