The Roman Republic
Estimate: 1'750 CHF
Starting price: 1'400 CHF
Price realized: 3'750 CHF
C. Caesar Octavianus. Denarius, mint moving with Octavian 41, AR 3.95 g. C·CAESAR·III·VIR·R·P·C Head of Octavian r. Rev. Equestrian statue galloping l.; in exergue and on r., POPVL·IVSSV. Babelon Julia 97. C 227. Sydenham 1317. Sear Imperators 299. RBW 1802. Crawford 518/2.
Very rare and in unusually fine condition for the issue. Wonderful old cabinet tone,
weakly struck, as usual, on obverse, otherwise extremely fine
Ex Gemini sale VI, 2010, 422.
This is a recreation of Octavian’s first coinage showing the equestrian statue “awarded” to him by the Roman senate. See lot 16 above. MSG.