The Roman Empire
Estimate: 1'750 CHF
Starting price: 1'400 CHF
Price realized: 1'400 CHF
Octavian as Augustus, 27 BC – 14 AD
Cistophoric tetradrachm, Ephesus circa 25-20 BC, AR 11.85 g. IMP CAE – SAR Bare head r. Rev. AVGVSTVS Garlanded altar decorated with two confronting hinds. C 33. BMC 694. Sutherland group VI. RIC 479. CBN 922. RPC 2215.
A bold portrait and a lovely old cabinet tone, minor traces of over-striking
on reverse, otherwise about extremely fine Ex Meister & Sonntag 5, 2007, 109 and Rauch 91, 2012, 271 sales.
Another strong portrait of Augustus. The reverse of this coin reflects the cult of Diana/Artemis in Ephesus. AMP.