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Lot 1046

Estimate: 750 CHF   |   Starting price: 600 CHF ---
The Roman Empire
Tiberius caesar, 4 – 14
As 10-12, Æ 11.27 g. TI CAESAR AVGVST F IMPERAT – V Bare head r. Rev. PONTIFEX TRIBVN POTESTATE XII around S C. C 27. BMC Augustus 271. RIC Augustus 469. CBN Augustus 878.
Dark brown tone and about extremely fine Private purchase collection HG Rühl 41.
It is difficult to link the portraits of Tiberius on coins to his portrait types in sculpture, some characteristic features such as this nose and small mouth are however clearly reflected in both media. AMP

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