|CNG 90, Lot: 1418. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.79 g, 5h). Tarraco mint. Struck circa 19 BC. Bare head right / Temple of Jupiter Tonans. RIC I 64 var. (head left); RSC 179. Near EF, toned, underlying luster, struck on a somewhat compact flan. Rare.
Property of Princeton Economics acquired by Martin Armstrong. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 15 (18 May 1999), lot 244.
According to Suetonius, the Temple of Jupiter Tonans was erected near the Capitol and dedicated in about 22 BC. It commemorates Augustus’ escape from lightning in the Cantabrian campaign.