The Roman Empire
Estimate: 5'000 CHF
Starting price: 4'000 CHF
Price realized: 4'000 CHF
Octavian, as Augustus 27 BC – 14 AD
Divus Augustus. Sestertius 36-37 AD, Æ 26.08 g. DIVO AVGVSTO S·P·Q·R Shield within wreath inscribed OB / CIVIS / SER supported by two capricorns; beneath, globe. Rev. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXXIIX around S C. C 304. BMC Tiberius 129. RIC Tiberius 69. CBN Tiberius 118.
In unusual condition for the issue, brown-green patina with some minor porosity
on obverse and struck on a narrow flan, otherwise extremely fine
Ex NAC sale 72, 2013, 582.
This is a really nice example of the type. MSG.