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Lot 35

Estimate: 20'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 16'000 CHF Price realized: 30'000 CHF
The Roman Republic
Imperatorial Issues
C. Caesar Octavianus. Bronze, Italy 38, Æ 18.49 g. CAESAR – DIVI·F Bare head of Octavian r. Rev. DIVOS – IVLIVS Laureate head of Julius Caesar r. Babelon Julia 98. C 3. Sydenham 1335. RPC 620. Alföldi-Giard, Quaderni Ticinesi XIII, 27 (these dies). Sear Imperators 308. RBW 1822. Crawford 535/1.
Rare and in exceptional condition for the issue, undoubtedly among the finest specimens
known. Two superb portraits of fine style and a lovely olive green patina,
usual adjusting marks, otherwise good extremely fine / extremely fine
Ex Antiqua sale VIII, 2000, 5.

This is a great coin and in all my collecting days I have never seen one better, or even come close, to the quality of this piece. If someone asked me to pick the ten best coins in the collection this would likely be one of them. I have never seen a better Julius Caesar portrait in bronze. MSG.

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