The Roman Empire
Estimate: 4'000 CHF
Starting price: 3'200 CHF
Price realized: 6'500 CHF
Octavian, as Augustus 27 BC – 14 AD
Denarius, Colonia Patricia circa 19 BC, AR 3.56 g. CAESAR AVGVSTVS Bare head r. Rev. SP – QR Victory flying r. holding wreath above shield inscribed CL·V and leaning against column. C 289. RIC 95. BMC 405. CBN 1121.
Rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. A very attractive
portrait and a pleasant old cabinet tone, good extremely fine
Privately purchased from Freeman & Sear.
This is a wonderful example of this very difficult issue. Certainly among the finest known. I placed this coin in this auction because I think it is a great companion piece to the aureus below. This is a special coin worthy of the finest collection! MSG.