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Triton XXII, Lot: 975. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Triumvirs. Octavian. Autumn 30-summer 29 BC. AR Denarius (21mm, 3.98 g, 6h). Mint in Italy, possibly Rome. Laureate head of Apollo of Actium right, with features resembling Octavian / Octavian, as city founder, veiled and wearing priestly robes, holding whip in outstretched left hand and plow-handle in right, plowing right with yoke of oxen; IMP • CAESAR in exergue. CRI 424; RIC I 272; RSC 117; BMCRE 638-40 = BMCRR Rome 4363-5; BN 92-6. Superb EF, light iridescent toning.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex A. Lynn Collection (Helios 4, 14 October 2009), lot 200; Tkalec (18 February 2002), lot 121; Numismatica Ars Classica 21 (17 May 2001), lot 341.