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78001626

The Richard Prideaux Collection of Augustus // Part Two // Octavian Before Actium // Artistic Portrait

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1626. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $815. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Octavian. 35/4 BC. AR Denarius (3.90 g, 11h). Spanish or northern Italian mint traveling with Octavian in Illyricum. Bare head right / Round shield with three concentric rows of studs and central boss. RIC I 543a; CRI 392; RSC 126. Good VF, toned, light porosity, a few minor scratches and contact marks, minor flan flaw on obverse. Artistic portrait. Struck on a broad flan.