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Lot 182

Estimate: 15'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 12'000 CHF Price realized: 14'000 CHF
Faustina II, daughter of Antoninus Pius and wife of Marcus Aurelius. Aureus 147-152, AV 7.29 g. FAVSTINAE – AVG PII AVG FIL Draped bust r., with band of pearls around head. Rev. VE – NVS Venus standing l., holding apple in r. hand and rudder in l. with dolphin twined around. C 260 var. (no dolphin). BMC A. Pius 1063. RIC A. Pius 517a. Jameson 134 (this coin). Calicó 2097b (this coin). Biaggi 943 (this coin).
A superb portrait of fine style. Virtually as struck and almost Fdc
Ex NAC sale 49, 2008, B.d.B, 281. Privately purchased from J. Hirsch in 1951 for $ 325. From the Jameson, Biaggi and the Retired Banker collections.

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