GAUL, Lugdunum (as Copia). Octavian and Julius Caesar.
|Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1688. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002.
Sold For $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 36 BC. Æ Dupondius(?) (22.50 gm). IMP CAESAR DIVI F DIVI [IVLI], laureate head of Julius Caesar back to back with bare head of Octavian; palm branch between / [C]OPI[A] in exergue, prow of galley right; globe (or prize crown) and meta above. RPC I 515; Giard, Lyon 7; SNG Copenhagen 689. Good VF, attractive dark green patina, flan flaw on obverse. ($1000)
From the Robert Schonwalter Collection.
For a lesser specimen that sold for $1600, see Classical Numismatic Group Auction 41 (19 March 1997), lot 1346.