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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1837. Estimate $15000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $27500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

OCTAVIAN and JULIUS CAESAR. 43 BC. AV Aureus (8.07 gm). Mint in Gaul. C CAESAR COS PONT AVG, bare head of Octavian right / C CAESAR D[ICT P]ERP PONT MAX, laureate head of Caesar right. Crawford 490/2; Sear, CRI 132; R. Newman, "A Dialogue of Power in the Coinage of Antony and Octavian," ANSAJN 2 (1990), 43.9; Sydenham 1321; BMCRR (Gaul) 74; Bahrfeldt 28. Good VF for type, slightly off-center. Very rare Julius Caesar portrait in Gold. Only five specimens recorded by both Bahrfeldt and Crawford. ($15,000)

Ex Sotheby's 4/11/78, lot 5