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78001698
Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 1698. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $360. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ As (9.64 g, 7h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 7 BC. Laureate head right / The Great Altar of Lugdunum: altar enclosure; panels decorated with corona civica flanked by figures holding laurel branches; altar flanked by columns surmounted by statues of Victory standing vis-à-vis, each holding palm frond and wreath. RIC I 230; Lyon 117; BMCRE 549-56 = BMCRR Gaul 204-11; BN 1472-629. VF, attractive green patina, traces of earthen highlights, reverse struck slightly off center.