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Augustus & Rhoemetalkes

Sale: Triton XIII, Lot: 308. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 4 January 2010. 
Sold For $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Augustus, with Rhoemetalkes I. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Drachm (3.93 g, 12h). Byzantium in Thrace mint. Diademed head of Rhoemetalkes I right; BA POIMHTAΛ monogram to right; all within pelleted border / BYZANTIA, bare head of Augustus right; KAIΣAP monogram to right; all within pelleted border. Schönert-Geiss, Byzantion, 1304 (V2/R2); Youroukova 169; RPC 1775 (same dies). Good VF, areas of toning, minor adjustment mark on edge of reverse. Good quality metal, reverse struck with die of fine style. Extremely rare, eighth and possibly finest specimen known.