Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 94   |   6 October 2016
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Lot 24





Estimate: 4'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 3'200 CHF Price realized: 3'200 CHF
The Roman Republic
Imperatorial Issues
Marcus Antonius, C. Caesar Octavianus and L. Gellius. Denarius, mint moving with Mark Antony 41, AR 3.93 g. M·ANT·IMP·AVG III VIR·R·P·C·L·GELL·Q·P· Head of M. Antony r.; behind, jug. Rev. CAESAR·IMP·PONT·III·VIR·R·P·C· Head of Octavian r.; behind, lituus. Babelon Antonia 54 and Gellia 8. C 10. Sydenham 1188. Sear Imperators 250. RBW 1800. Crawford 517/8.
Very rare. Lightly toned, an almost invisible metal flaw on
obverse, otherwise extremely fine
Ex SKA Bern 7, 1987, 769 and NAC 73, 2013, Student and His Mentor part II, 253 sales.

The Marc Antony & Octavian portrait coin series is rather extensive. The large head coins are much more common and not nearly as attractive, in my opinion, as these smaller head issues. This is a particularly nice example with two strong portraits of excellent style. MSG.

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