The Roman Empire
Estimate: 3'000 CHF
Starting price: 2'400 CHF
Octavian, as Augustus 27 BC – 14 AD
L. Mescinius Rufus. Denarius 16 BC, AR 3.84 g. I O M / S·P·Q·R·V·S / PR S IMP CAE / QVOD PER EV / R P IN AMP / AT Q TRAN / S E (Iovi Optimo Maximo Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Vota Suscepta Pro Salute IMPeratoris CAEsaris QUOD PER EUm Res Publica IM AMPliore ATque TRANquilliore Statu Est: To Juppiter Optimus Maximus: The Senate and the Roman People [have] undertaken prayers for the health of Imperator Caesar because through him the Republic is in a fuller and more peaceful state), within oak wreath. Rev. L MESCINIVS – RVFVS III VIR Cippus inscribed IMP / CAES / AVGV / COMM / CONS (IMPeratori CAESari AUGUsto COMMuni CONSensu: [Dedicated to] Imperator Caesar Augustus by Common Consent). At sides, S – C. C 462. BMC 91. RIC 358. CBN 345.
Extremely rare. Old cabinet tone, areas of weakness, otherwise good very fine
Ex UBS sale 78, 2008, 1331 (privately purchased from Herzfelder).