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Triton XXI, Lot: 689. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.81 g, 5h). Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Caesaraugusta?). Struck circa 19-18 BC. CAESAR AVGVSTVS, head left, wearing oak wreath / DIVVS • IVLIVS across field, comet with eight rays and tail. RIC I 37b; RSC 97; BMCRE 326-7 = BMCRR Gaul 138-9; BN 1298-304. Near EF, toned, some faint hairlines under tone.

From the Dr. Allan Smith Collection. Ex V. Robert Chiodo Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 102, 18 May 2016), lot 832; Münzen und Medaillen AG 81 (18 September 1995), lot 194.