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CNG 87, Lot: 960. Estimate $750.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.68 g, 10h). Rome mint; L. Vinicius, moneyer. Struck 16 BC. Equestrian statue of Augustus riding right on a low square pedestal inscribed S • P • Q • R/IMP/CAES in three lines; all before city wall with arched entrance / Cippus inscribed S • P • Q • R/IMP • CAE/QVOD • V/M • S • EX/EA • P • QIS/AD • A • DE in six lines. RIC I 362; RSC 543. VF, toned, obverse softly struck, hairline flan crack.

Statues to Augustus were erected near the Porta Flaminia, outside the city. The obverse of this coin may represent one of them.