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Triton XX, Lot: 634. Estimate $750.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.84 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 8 BC. AVGVSTVS DIVI • F, laureate head right / C • CAES • above, AVGVS • F in exergue, Caius Caesar on horseback, galloping right, holding sword in left hand and reins in right; behind him, an aquila between two signa. RIC I 199; Lyon 69; RSC 40; BMCRE 500-502 = BMCRR Gaul 223-225; BN 1461, 1463-1465, 1469. Superb EF, lustrous, traces of die rust and two small die breaks on reverse. Bold portrait. Rare in this lofty state of preservation.

From the Kallman Collection. Ex Richard Prideaux Collection (Triton XI, 8 Janaury 2008), lot 869.