Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 98   |   12 December 2016
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Lot 1032





Estimate: 1'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 800 CHF Price realized: 1'400 CHF
The Roman Empire
Octavian as Augustus, 27 BC – 14 AD
Denarius, Caesaraugusta (?) circa 19–18 BC, AR 3.57 g. CAESAR – AVGVSTVS Oak-wreathed head r. Rev. DIVVS – IVLIVS Eight-rayed comet with tail upwards. C 98. BMC 323. RIC 37a. CBN 1292.
Light old cabinet tone, flan crack at seven o’clock on reverse and a minor
area of weakness on obverse, otherwise about extremely fine Ex Spink Numismatic Circular CXX 2013, RM 4672.
A very nice example of the Spanish portrait type from Caesaraugusta. The style is very delicate and attractive. The reverse with the comet of Julius Caesar adds historical importance to this coin. AMP.

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