The Roman Empire
Estimate: 750 CHF
Starting price: 600 CHF
Price realized: 800 CHF
Octavian as Augustus, 27 BC – 14 AD
Cistophoric tetradrachm, Ephesus circa 25-20 BC, AR 11.96 g. IMP – CAE – SAR Bare head r. Rev. AVGV – STVS Six bunched corn ears. C 32. BMC 697. Sutherland group V, 189a (obv. 23/rev.-). CBN 918. RPC 2214. Old cabinet tone, surface somewhat porous, otherwise
good very fine / about extremely fine Ex Giessener Munzhandlung sale 84, 1997, 5519.
The corn ears on the reverse of this tetradrachm are an implicit reference to the abundance guaranteed by the emperor. AMP.