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205, Lot: 377. Estimate $500.
Sold for $460. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.85 g, 5h). Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?). Struck 19-18 BC. Laureate head right / Temple of Mars Ultor: domed, hexastyle temple with acroteria set on podium of three steps; within, aquila between two signa. RIC I 105a; RSC 190. Good VF, banker’s mark on obverse.

The temple dedicated to Mars the Avenger was situated on the Capitol and was built to house the standards recovered by Augustus from Phraates IV of Parthia.