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Aequitas (Justice)

Aequitas holds scales and cornucopia or scepter.

(2 coins)
Antoninus Pius, 138-161 A.D.

AV Aureus, 7.40g. 20mm. Rome, 148-149 A.D. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII. Bare head of Pius to right. Rev. COS IIII. Aequitas standing to left holding scales and cornucopia. RIC 177a. BMC 646. Calico 1498. Hess-Leu, Lucerne, Auction 49, 1971, lot 370(dies). Elegant portrait struck in high relief; the reverse is also of fine style and in high relief; lovely surfaces with full luster.


Ex: Phoibos collection, Munich, c.1960-1980.

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Mint State $22,500.
Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 A.D. ex: Bally-Herzog

AV Aureus, 7.28g. 20mm. Struck in 168 A.D. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX. Laureate head of Aurelius to right.  Rev.  TR P XXII IMP V COS III.  Aequitas seated to left holding cornucopia and scales. RIC 228, 189. BMC 450, 462. Szaivert 112, 165.  Exceptional qualtiy with luster under light toning.

Ex: Arthur Bally-Herzog (1849-1912) collection, Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction 93, December 16, 2003, lot 178 and acquired from the firm of Brüder Egger in Vienna on March 4, 1902. (for bio see:

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Extremely Fine $22,000.

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