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2470287

Restoration of the Temple of Divus Augustus

247, Lot: 287. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Sestertius (29mm, 26.07 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 158. Laureate head right / TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST, cult images of Divus Augustus and Diva Livia within octastyle temple set on podium of four steps; figure of Divus Augustus between two reclining figures on pediment, quadriga at top of roofline, acroteria (Romulus on left, Aeneas bearing Anchises on right) at bottom of roofline. RIC III 1004; Banti 406. Good VF, river patina.