The Coin Cabinet Ltd. > The Euclidean CollectionAuction date: 28 March 2024
Lot number: 246

Price realized: 1,050 GBP   (Approx. 1,326 USD / 1,225 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Good Very Fine; light tooling to rev., beautiful dark green patina | ROMAN EMPIRE. Diva Faustina I (wife of Antoninus Pius).
Bronze sestertius, after AD 141. Rome.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, veiled and draped bust right. Rev: AETERNITAS, temple of Diva Faustina: façade of hexastyle temple on podium of three steps, railing in front, statues before outer columns, relief in base and pediment, quadriga and Victories as acroteria; within, statue of Faustina seated left, holding globe in right hand and spear in left; SC in exergue.
Good Very Fine; light tooling to rev., beautiful dark green patina.

Reference: RIC III-1115b (Antoninus Pius); BMCRE-1508 (Antoninus Pius); CNG E-275, lot 102 (same dies - inferior specimen - hammer: USD 1,600).
Rarity: Exceptionally Rare; no examples cited by OCRE, this just the 5th to come to auction in the past 20 years.
Provenance: from the Euclidean Collection; acquired from David Miller, April 2016.
Die Axis: 6h.
Diameter: 33 mm.
Weight: 26.94 g.
Composition: Bronze.

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Estimate: 1000 GBP

Starting price: 500 GBP