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Lot 45





Estimate: 7'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 5'600 CHF Price realized: 6'000 CHF
Faustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius. Aureus 147-152, AV 7.14 g. FAVSTINAE AVG – PII AVG FIL Diademed and draped bust r. Rev. LAETITIAE – PVBLICAE Laetitia standing l., holding wreath and sceptre. C 156. BMC A. Pius 1047. RIC A. Pius 506c. Calicó 2069.
A lovely portrait struck in high relief and extremely fine

This coin published:

Sabine Bourgey & Jean-Luc Desnier, L’Empire romain, vol. II, Paris 1994, p. 120, no. 448.

[D. Arturo Pedrals y Moline (ed.)], Catálogo de la colección de monedas y medallas de Manuel Vidal Quadras Y Ramón de Barcelona, Barcelona 1892, reprinted in 1975, vol. I, p. 268 no. 3538.

Provenance

Don Manuel Vidal Quadras Y Ramón (1818-1894) Collection, inherited by his brother and then by his nephews, bought by Etienne Bourgey in July 1913. Sold by Etienne Bourgey, Paris, 16-18 December 1913, lot 314.

Vogel Collection, sold by Adolph Hess Nachf., Frankfurt, auction 25 March 1929, lot 849.

Sold by Sotheby’s, London, auction 10 April 1992, lot 246.

Sold by Gemini LLC, New York, auction II, 11 January 2006, lot 478.

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