The Roman Empire
Estimate: 1'000 CHF
Starting price: 800 CHF
Octavian, as Augustus 27 BC – 14 AD
Denarius, Colonia Patricia circa 19 BC, AR 3.86 g. CAESAR – AVGVSTVS Bare head r. Rev. SIGNIS / RECEPTIS Standard on l. and Aquila on r. flanking, S – P / Q – R arranged around shield inscribed CL V. C –. BMC 422. RIC 87a. CBN 1141.
Light iridescent tone and about extremely fine
Ex Gemini sale IV, 2008, 387.
This piece is also an issue I had two of – see NAC 86, lot 57. The historical significance of the issue related to the return of the Parthian standards adds to the allure of the piece. It’s difficult to find with the "CL V" fully formed on the shield. Really a neat little coin. MSG.