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112, Lot: 101. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GAUL, Lugdunum (as Copia). Octavian and Julius Caesar. Circa 36 BC. Æ Dupondius(?) (32mm, 19.94 gm). Laureate head of Julius Caesar back to back with bare head of Octavian; palm branch between / COPIA in exergue, prow of galley right; globe (or prize crown) and meta above. RPC I 515; Giard, Lyon 7; SNG Copenhagen 689. Near EF, dark brown patina with a trace of green and red, fields lightly smoothed. Rare this nice.

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Superior (29 may 1991), lot 2043.