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    Lovely Matidia Aureus in Fine Style

    Matidia, niece of Trajan (Augusta, AD 112-119). AV aureus (20mm, 7.26 gm, 6h). NGC (photo-certificate) Choice AU 5/5 - 3/5, Fine Style. Rome, ca. AD 112. MATIDIA • AVG • DIVAE-MARCIANAE • F •, draped bust of Matidia right, seen from front, hair arranged in coils with jewels on crown of head behind stephane, front hair drawn over high comb with aigret / PIETAS • AVGVST •, Matidia as Pietas standing facing, head left, placing her hands on heads of Sabina and Matidia the Younger both standing standing facing her on either side. RIC II (Trajan) 759. Calicó 1157. Magnificent portrait in fine style. Flashes of orange-reddish toning throughout.

    Ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 207 (October 2012), lot 630 (realized $142,284).

    Salonia Matidia was the daughter of Gaius Salonius Matidius Patruinus and Ulpia Marciana, and the only niece of the emperor Trajan who, having no children of his own, displayed the greatest affection for her and she often accompanied him on his travels. In addition to her close connection to Trajan, Matidia shared a mutual fondness for the future emperor Hadrian, who she permitted to marry her youngest daughter, Sabina. When Matidia died in AD 119, her funeral oration was delivered by the now emperor, Hadrian, as Trajan had died two years earlier.

    This coin has been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. It may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. E-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.




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