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Triton XXII, Lot: 978. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.83 g, 6h). Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?). Struck circa 19 BC. CAESAR AVGVSTVS, bare head right / MAR VLT across field, temple of Mars Ultor: round-domed, tetrastyle temple with acroteria set on podium of three steps; in center, Mars, helmeted, naked except for chlamys, standing left, holding aquila in right hand and signa cradled in left. RIC I 69a; RSC 194; BMCRE 367-8 = BMCRR Rome 4409-10; BN 1108-10. EF, lightly toned, area of slightly flat strike. Wonderful portrait in high relief.