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    One of Two Known

    Faustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius (Augusta, AD 147-175). AV aureus (21mm, 7.27 gm, 12h). Rome, under Antoninus Pius, ca. AD 161-176. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Faustina right . VENVS FELIX, Venus seated left on throne, holding the Three Graces in right hand and scepter in left. RIC (Aurelius) 732. Calicó 2099. Extremely rare; one of two known. Scrape on reverse, otherwise Extremely Fine.

    Ex Hess-Divo 308 (24 October 2007), lot 218.

    There seem to be only two examples of this type known; the Calicó plate coin, which was sold in NAC 49 and then again in NAC 52, and then the current coin. The Calicó coin, while lacking the scrape, is certainly far more circulated and does not have nearly the same amount of detail on the devices as the present specimen. 


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