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Lot 33





Estimate: 6'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 4'800 CHF Price realized: 4'800 CHF
Antoninus Pius augustus, 138 – 161. Aureus 147-148, AV 7.25 g. ANTONINVS – AVG PIVS P P TR P XI Bare-headed and draped bust r. Rev. C – O – S – II – II Liberalitas standing l., holding abacus and corncuopiae; at sides, LIB – V. C 505. BMC 628 note. RIC 169b. Calicó 1579 (these dies).
A pleasant portrait struck on a full flan, a small edge nick at three
o'clock on obverse, otherwise extremely fine

This coin published:

Francesco Gnecchi, « Alcuni aurei romani inediti nella collezione Trivulzio a Milano », in Bullettino di numismatica e sfragistica per la storia d'Italia compilato da una società di professori ed amatori, Camerino, vol. III (1887), pp. 9-29 and pl. I-II: here, cat. no. 16.

Provenance

Trivulzio family Collection, acquired between 1745 and 1769 by Don Carlo Trivulzio (1715-1789, his manuscript catalogue no. XL-10), sold en-bloc in 1935 to Pietro Accorsi (1891-1982), by whom supposedly resold en-bloc to Pietro Antonio Gariazzo (1866-1943), sold Santamaria, auction [33], Milan, 24 January 1938, lot 550, to Santamaria.

Sold by Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel, auction 64, 29 January 1984, lot 253.

Pierre Arnaud (1922-1996) Collection, sold by Hess-Divo AG with Acama, Zürich, auction 307, 7 June 2007, lot 1614.

Sold by Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich, auction 78, 26 May 2014, lot 974.

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