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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1394. Estimate CHF200. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Thessalian League. Octavian. Obol (Bronze, 20mm, 6.36 g 7), Ita(los) and Pet(raios), 31-27 BC. ΘΕΟΣ ΚΑΕ-ΣΑ ΘΕΣΣΑΛ Bare head of Octavian to right; below head, ΙΤΑ. Rev. ΛΕΙΟΥΙΑ ΗΡΑ Head of Livia to right, her hair in a roll; below neck, monogram of ΠΕΤ. Burrer 4. RPC I 1427. A clear and sharp piece with a fine green patina. About extremely fine.

The appearance of Livia on this coin shows how much she was revered in many parts of the Empire, especially for her connections to the provinces.