The Roman Empire
Estimate: 3'500 CHF
Starting price: 2'800 CHF
Price realized: 20'000 CHF
Octavian, as Augustus 27 BC – 14 AD
Denarius, Colonia Patricia circa 18 BC, AR 3.77 g. CAESARI – AVGVSTO Laureate head l. Rev. Triumphal currus carrying aquila within domed tetrastyle temple. C 282. BMC 386. RIC 120. CBN 1215.
Wonderful iridescent tone and extremely fine / good extremely fine
Here is the final coin in this sale related to the return of the Parthian standards. This coin, one of the more difficult issues for the series, shows a chariot holding the standards. See lot 59 for further description. This is a very nice example for this issue. MSG.