|CNG 90, Lot: 1419. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.77 g, 6h). Tarraco mint. Struck circa 19 BC. Bare head right / Temple of Jupiter Tonans. RIC I 64 var. (head left); RSC 179. Good VF, toned.
From the Deyo Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Auctions VIII (27 September 1989), lot 384.
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.