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Lot 122

Estimate: 2'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 2'500 CHF Price realized: 2'000 CHF
COINS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161. Sestertius, posthumous, 161 or later. AE 23.96 g. DIVVS - ANTONINVS Bearded, bare-headed bust r., drapery on l. shoulder. Rev. CONSE - CRATIO / SC Funeral pyre in four tiers, surmounted by facing quadriga; the lowest tier is hung with garlands and covered with a cloth, the second and third tiers have niches with figures and the fourth is again hung with a cloth. BMC 526, 877; C. 165; RIC 315, 1266 var. (head only).
Good style and beautiful green patina. Extremely fine
Provenance: Auction Bertolami Fine Arts-ACR Auctions, Rome 4 (2011), 983.

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