The Roman Empire
Estimate: 2'000 CHF
Starting price: 1'600 CHF
Price realized: 3'250 CHF
Octavian as Augustus, 27 BC – 14 AD. Denarius, Colonia Patricia (?) circa July 18-17/16 BC, AR 3.70 g.
Description: S P Q R IMP CAESARI AVG COS XI TR POT VI Bare head r. Rev. CIVIB·ET· SIGN·MILIT·A·PART·RECVPE Facing quadriga on central part of triumphal arch, figures l. and r. holding respectively standard and Aquila/bow. References: C 84 var. (RECVPER)
RIC 134a var. (RECVPER)
CBN 1232 var. (RECVPER) Condition:Very rare and unusually complete for the issue. A lovely old cabinet tone, insignificant nick on obverse field, otherwise about extremely fine Provenance: Morton & Eden sale 72, 2014, 105