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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1668. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $1450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (3.77 g, 9h). Rome mint. L. Vinicius, moneyer. Struck 16 BC. Bare head right / Triumphal arch, surmounted by facing quadriga in which Augustus stands, holding laurel branch and scepter; smaller arch on either side, surmounted by archer on left and by slinger(?) on right; S • P • Q • R/IMP CAE in two lines on entablature of arch. RIC I 359; RSC 544. VF, toned, areas of careful smoothing in fields on reverse beneath tone, edge filed/smoothed in areas. Unusual portrait style. Rare.