Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 94   |   6 October 2016 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Lot 56

Estimate: 4'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 3'200 CHF Price realized: 6'500 CHF
The Roman Empire
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.

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