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Lot 1031

Estimate: 2'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 1'600 CHF Price realized: 1'600 CHF
The Roman Empire
Octavian as Augustus, 27 BC – 14 AD
P. Petronius Turpilianus. Denarius circa 19 BC, AR 3.94 g. TVRPILIANVS – [III VIR] Ivy-wreathed head of Liber r. Rev. CAESAR AVGVSTVS SIGN RECE Kneeling Parthian r., holding vexillum. C 485. BMC 10. RIC 287. CBN 123. Wonderful iridescent tone and good extremely fine Privately purchased HG Rühl collection 121
This issue celebrates the recovery of the Roman eagles lost by Marcus Crassus in 53, a major diplomatic achievement of Augustus. Even a portrait focused coin collection benefits from historical or architecturally interesting coins. AMP.

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