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Triton XX, Lot: 640. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Cistophorus (25.5mm, 11.88 g, 12h). Pergamum mint. Struck 19-18 BC. IMP • IX • TR • PO • V •, bare head right / S • P • R • /SIGNIS/RECEPTIS in three lines below, Triumphal Arch of Augustus, surmounted by charioteer in facing quadriga; an aquila before each side wall; IMP • IX • TR • POT • V • on entablature. RIC I 510; Sutherland Group VIIα, - (unlisted dies); RSC 298; RPC I 2218; BMCRE 703 = BMCRR East 310; BN 982-3 and 985; CNR 809/2 (this coin). Good VF, darkly toned.


From the Kallman Collection. Ex Richard Prideaux Collection (Triton XI, 8 January 2008), lot 714; Numismatica Ars Classica 5 (25 February 1992), lot 401; Numismatica Ars Classica 2 (21 February 1990), lot 513; Crippa FPL (1971/4), lot 362.

This Triumphal Arch of Augustus was erected to celebrate the military victory of Augustus’ armies that led to the return of the Roman standards captured by the Parthians in earlier conflicts, most notably, the catastrophe of the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC.