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Lot 42





Estimate: 15'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 12'000 CHF
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Faustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius. Aureus 145-161, AV 7.31 g. FAVSTINA – AVGVSTA Draped bust r. Rev. MATRI – MAGNAE Cybele seated r. on throne, holding drum; on either side, a lion. C 168. BMC M. Aurelius 133. RIC M. Aurelius 704. Calicó 2071.
A coin of extraordinary quality. Virtually as struck and Fdc

Provenance

George Joseph Bauer (1870-1961) Collection, bought en-bloc by « R. P. » and then bought en-bloc by Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

Offered by Münzen und Medaillen, auction XII, Basel, 11-13 June 1953, lot 824.

Sold by J. Schulman, Amsterdam, auction 224, 18-19 January 1954, lot 679.

Sold by Adolph Hess with Michel Dürr, Lucerne, auction 257, 12 November 1986, lot 348.

”A Connoisseur of Portraiture” Collection, sold by Numismatica Ars Classica, Zürich, auction 38, 21 May 2007, lot 78.

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