The Roman Empire
Estimate: 4'500 CHF
Starting price: 3'600 CHF
Price realized: 3'600 CHF
Octavian, as Augustus 27 BC – 14 AD
Divus Augustus. Dupondius, restitution issue struck under Titus 80-81, Æ 13.28 g. DIVVS AV – GVSTVS PATER Radiate head l.; above, star. Rev. IMP·T·VESP·AVG – REST Victory, draped, alighting l. holding round shield inscribed S P / Q R. In field, S – C. C Titus 557 var. BMC Titus 266. RIC Titus 189a. CBN Titus 278 var. (without star). Komnick type 37.0.
An unusual and interesting portrait, dark green patina gently
smoothed, otherwise extremely fine
Ex Triton sale XI, 2008, Prideraux, 878.
Really a great coin and a very interesting strong portrait style! MSG.