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Lot 179





Estimate: 6'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 4'800 CHF Price realized: 7'500 CHF
Faustina I, wife of Antoninus Pius. Aureus 138-139, AV 6.99 g. FAVSTINA AVG AN – TONINI AVG P P Draped bust l., hair elaborately waived in several loops round head and coiled on top. Rev. CONCOR – DIA AVG Concordia seated l., holding patera and resting l. arm on figure of Spes; below chair, cornucopiae. C 148. BMC A. Pius 39. RIC A. Pius 328b. Calicó 1776 (this coin). Biaggi 816 (this coin).
Very rare. An unusual and interesting portrait, work of a skilled master engraver. An
almost invisible mark on cheek, otherwise about extremely fine / extremely fine
Ex Schulman 8-10 June 1966, Graham, 1859; Sotheby's 21 June 1990, Hunt, 734 and Meister & Sonntag 11, 2011, 103 sales. From the Biaggi and the Collection of a Retired Banker collections.

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