Ancient Gold Coins
FAUSTINA JUNIOR, as Augusta, (A.D. 147-175), gold aureus (6.67 g), Rome mint, struck under Marcus Aurelius, c.A.D. 161), obv. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust to left of Faustina, hair waved and fastened in bun on back of head, rev. DIANA LVCIF, Diana Lucifera, wearing crescent on head, draped, standing left, holding transverse, lighted torch in both hands, (S.5237, RIC III 673 (same rev. die), MIR 18, 7-2/20a, pl. 4 (same obv. die), Calico 2051 (same rev. die), BMC 86 (Aurelius and Verus), Biaggi 926 (same rev. die). Nearly extremely fine with underlying lustre, some marks on edge, rare.
Ex Triton XIX, lot 573.
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