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223, Lot: 399. Estimate $100.
Sold for $130. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.67 g, 3h). Rome mint. P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer. Struck 19-18 BC. Draped bust of Feronia right, wearing stephane / Parthian kneeling right, extending standard to which is attached a vexillum marked X. RIC I 288; RSC 484. VF, porous.


This type commemorates Augustus’ dipolmatic triumph in securing the restoration of the legionary standards which had been lost by Crassus and Antony in the disastrous campaigns of 53 and 36 BC. Many of the issues of this period commemorate this significant event.