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Lot 111

Estimate: 15'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 12'000 CHF Price realized: 24'000 CHF
IMPERIAL COINAGE. FAUSTINA II, wife of M. Aurelius, †175. Aureus struck under Ant. Pius, before 161. AV 7.16 g. FAVSTINAE - AVG PII AVG FIL Draped bust r., hair coiled on the back of the head in a chignon and fastened with a band of pearls. Rev. V - E - NVS Venus, wearing long dress, standing facing, head turned l., holding apple on her outstretched r. hand, rudder, around which dolphin coils with her l. hand. RIC 95, 517c. BMC 161, 1063. Calicó I, 379, 2096.
Charming portrait of excellent style and high relief. FDC

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