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89001492
Triton XV, Lot: 1492. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.83 g, 7h). Pergamum mint. Struck 19 BC. AVGVSTVS, bare head right / SIGNIS above, RECEPTIS below, capricorn right. RIC I 521; Calicó 272; BMCRE 680 = BMCRR East 298; BN 979-80. Near VF, several bumps, nicks, and scratches. Rare.


This coin refers to and celebrates the recovery of the standards, or signa, from Parthia.