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Early Portrait of Tiberius

Triton XXI, Lot: 700. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $13500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Tiberius. AD 14-37. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.86 g, 8h). “Tribute Penny” type. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Group 1, AD 15-18. TI CΛESΛR DIVI ΛVG F ΛVGVSTVS, laureate head right / PONTIF MΛXIM, Livia (as Pax) seated right on chair, holding scepter in right hand and olive branch in left; plain chair legs, double line below. RIC I 25; Lyon 143; Calicó 305d; BMCRE 30-3; BN 14-5; Biaggi 169. EF, minor marks. Early portrait. Struck with dies of artistic merit. Sharply struck on a broad flan.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 97 (12 December 2016), lot 65; Heritage 3033 (8 August 2014), lot 23071; Gorny & Mosch 219 (10 March 2014), lot 370.