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Lot 80





Estimate: 2'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 2'000 CHF Price realized: 3'500 CHF
Octavian as Augustus, 27 BC – 14 AD. L. Mescinius Rufus. Denarius circa 16 BC, AR 3.03 g. I O M / S P Q R V S / PR S IMP CAE / QVOD PER EV / R P IN AMP / AT Q TRAV / S E within oak-wreath. Rev. L MESCINIVS – RVFVS III VIR Cippus inscribed IMP / CAES / AVGV / COMM / CONS (IMPeratori CAESari AUGUsto COMMuni CONSensu: [Dedicated to] Imperator Caesar Augustus by Common Consent). At sides, S – C. C 462. BMC 91. RIC 358. CBN 345.
Extremely rare. Old cabinet tone, minor marks, otherwise good very fine
Ex Feuardent, 1919, Ready 714; Glendining’s 1950, Platt Hall Part I, 732 and M&M-Leu, 21-22 October 1966, Niggeler part II, 1045 sales.

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