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Nicopolis’ Boundary Marked

Triton XXI, Lot: 687. Estimate $750.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Triumvirs. Octavian. Autumn 30-summer 29 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.80 g, 6h). Mint in Italy, possibly Rome. Laureate head of Apollo of Actium right, with features resembling Octavian / Octavian, as city founder, veiled and wearing priestly robes, holding whip in outstretched left hand and plow-handle in right, plowing right with yoke of oxen; IMP • CAESAR in exergue. CRI 424; RIC I 272; RSC 117; BMCRE 638-40 = BMCRR Rome 4363-5; BN 92-6. Good VF, lightly toned with some underlying luster.