Leu Numismatik AG
Auction 13  27 May 2023
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Lot 323

Estimate: 1500 CHF
Price realized: 2800 CHF
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Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 33 mm, 26.13 g, 6 h), Rome, 140-144. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right, with slight drapery on his left shoulder. Rev. GENIO SENATVS / S - C The Genius of the Roman Senate, togate, standing front, head to left, holding olive branch in his right hand and scepter in his left. Banti 164. BMC 1246 var. (differing bust type). Cohen 401 var. (differing bust type). RIC 605 var. (differing bust type). Extremely rare with this bust type. A beautifully patinated piece. Light deposits and with a spot of corrosion on the reverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.

From the collection of Dipl.-Ing. Adrian Lang, Leu 12, 15 May 2022, 1158, ex UBS 78, 9-10 September 2008, 1657 and previously privately acquired from Münzhandlung Basel.
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