The Roman Empire
Estimate: 500 CHF
Starting price: 400 CHF
Price realized: 800 CHF
In the name of Livia, wife of Augustus
Dupondius 22-23, Æ 14.17 g. Draped bust of Livia as Salus r.; beneath, SALVS AVGVSTA. Rev. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVG P M TR POT XXIIII around S C. C 5. BMC Tiberius 81. RIC Tiberius 47. CBN Tiberius 63
A brown-green patina with some areas of corrosion, otherwise good very fine Ex NFA-Leu sale 16-18 May 1984, Garrett part I, 720. From the Helbing collection.
The Salus dupondii show a very characteristic portrait style even if Livia’s name is never mentioned. Surviving portraits of Livia's second portrait type in marble are called the "Salus type" after this issue. AMP.