Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 94   |   6 October 2016
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Lot 40





Estimate: 3'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 2'800 CHF Price realized: 13'000 CHF
The Roman Empire
Octavian, 32 – 29 BC
Denarius, Brundisium and Rome (?) circa 32-29 BC, AR 3.76 g. Bare head r. Rev. CAESAR – DIVI F Victory standing l. on globe, holding palm branch and wreath. C 65. BMC 602. Sear Imperators 406. RIC 255. CBN 35.
Wonderful iridescent tone and extremely fine / good extremely fine
Ex Roma Numismatics sale I, 2010, 266.

This coin type is one I referred to many times while doing presentations. The reverse image of Victory atop the globe clearly shows that the ancient Greeks and Romans were well aware that the world was round. Here the clear implication is that Augustus is victorious over the world. And for good measure, this coin is in a superb state of preservation with all detail present. MSG.

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