Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 94   |   6 October 2016
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Lot 78





Estimate: 15'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 12'000 CHF Price realized: 21'000 CHF
The Roman Empire
Octavian, as Augustus 27 BC – 14 AD
Quinarius, Lugdunum July 7 AD – June 8 AD, AV 3.84 g. AVGVSTVS – DIVI F Laureate head r. Rev. TR POT – XXX Victory, draped, seated r. on globe, holding wreath with both hands. C 317. BMC 505. RIC 217. King 19. CBN 1679.
Very rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. About extremely fine
Ex NAC sale 23, 2002, 1466.

All quinarii are rare. This is a nice example of the extensive series issued under Augustus. NAC called this coin at the time of its auction ”Good VF”. I would call it at least ”about EF” if not full EF. It’s really a clean coin for an issue in gold that saw some circulation. MSG.

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