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Lot 123

Estimate: 35'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 35'000 CHF Price realized: 60'000 CHF
COINS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. Marcus Aurelius, AD 161-180. Large Bronze Medallion, 168. AE 177.38 g. On inner part: M ANTONINVS AVG - ARM PARTH MAX Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.; dotted circle. Rev. TR P XXIII IMP V - COS III Faustina II (?), wearing long dress, seated l. on throne with high back-rest, holding long scepter with her l. hand, outstretching her r. hand towards two naked cupids bringing on large cornucopiae; around dotted circle. Inserted in outer part consisting of two linear circles and large, thick, circular frame. BMC Medallions 11 and pl. 21,2; C. 909; Gnecchi, Medaglioni II, 34 56 and pl. 63, 6 (no frame); cf. auction Hess-Divo AG Zürich 311 (2008), 559 (these dies, no frame).
Very rare and spectacular. Excellent style. Beautiful green patina. Extremely fine
Provenance: The Osaka Collection.

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