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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 906. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

OCTAVIAN. Circa 29-27 BC. AR Denarius (4.09 gm). Italian mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / Octavian, veiled and laureate, plowing right with team of oxen, holding whip. RIC I 272; CRI 424; RSC 117. Toned, good VF. ($500)

From the Tony Hardy Collection.

The reverse depicts Octavian establishing the pomerium, or sacred boundry, around the site of the city of Nicopolis in Epirus, founded by him near the site of his Actian base camp.