The Roman Empire
Estimate: 1'000 CHF
Starting price: 800 CHF
Price realized: 2'000 CHF
Octavian, as Augustus 27 BC – 14 AD
Cistophoric tetradrachm, Pergamum (?) 19-18 BC, AR 11.91 g. IMP IX TR – [PO T V] Bare head r. Rev. MART – VLTO Circular tetrastyle temple within which vexillum. C 202. BMC 703. RIC 507. CBN 989. RPC 2220.
Old cabinet tone and very fine
Privately purchased from Harlan J. Berk.
Yet again another example of the temple of Mars Ultor with single standard inside. I bought this coin for one reason. The portrait style is exquisite – quite rare as such from the Pergamum mint. This is a budget coin with a great portrait. I hope it finds a home with a budding collector of the twelve Caesars. MSG.