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389, Lot: 579. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.94 g, 3h). Rome mint; C. Sulpicius Platorinus, moneyer. Struck 13 BC. Bare head right / Augustus and Agrippa, bare-headed and togate, seated side by side, facing slightly left, on a bisellium, placed on a platform which is ornamented with three rostra; on left, staff or spear. RIC I 407; RSC 529. VF, toned, traces of deposits, test cut on edge. Rare.

The prows on the reverse commemorate the occasion on which Agrippa received the rostral crown, the battle of Naulochus.