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CNG 91, Lot: 703. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Julia Augusta (Livia). As wife of Augustus, 38 BC-AD 14. Æ Diobol (25mm, 8.83 g, 12h). Dated RY 40 or 41 of Augustus (AD 10-12). Draped bust of Livia right / Draped bust of Euthenia right, wearing wreath of grain ears and holding stalks of grain; [L M or L MA (date) below]. Cf. RPC 5053 (RY 40) and 5063 (RY 41); cf. Köln 41 (RY 40); cf. Dattari (Savio) 6610 (RY 41); cf. K&G 3.11 (RY 40) and 3.15 (RY 41). VF, tan and dark green-brown patina, areas of minor porosity. Very rare.

From the Greenpoint Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (13 July 1994), lot 2106.