The Roman Empire
Estimate: 2'500 CHF
Starting price: 2'000 CHF
Price realized: 5'500 CHF
Octavian, 32 – 29 BC
Denarius, Brundisium and Roma (?) circa 29-27 BC, AR 3.87 g. Bare head r. Rev. IMP CAESAR on architrave of temple with colonnaded base; Victory on globe and apex on pediment and warriors at the corners. C 122. BMC 631. RIC 266. Sear Imperators 421. CBN 52.
Lovely old cabinet tone and about extremely fine
Ex New York Sale V, 2003, 253. From the Estate of Dr R. Alexander Rochester.
The senate house was burned to the ground after the assassination of Julius Caesar. Octavian had the chambers rebuilt and this coin defines that achievement. The building still stands in the Roman forum. MSG.