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10800551

Calicó Plate Coin

CNG 108, Lot: 551. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $30000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Triumvirs. Mark Antony and Octavian. Spring-early summer 41 BC. AV Aureus (21mm, 7.96 g, 12h). Ephesus mint; M. Barbatius Pollio, quaestor pro praetore. Bare head of Mark Antony right; M • ANT I(MP) (AV)G III VIR • R • P • C • M RARRAT • Q • P around / Bare head of Octavian right; CAESAR • IMP • PONT • III • VIR • R • P • C • around. Crawford 517/1b; CRI 242 note; Calicó 109b (this coin illustrated); Sydenham 1180 var.; BMCRR East 104 var.; RBW 1797 var.; Biaggi 66 var. VF, lightly toned, a few marks. Rare with blundered name of Barbatius.


From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Künker 168 (12 March 2010), lot 7562; Ars Antiqua II (4 October 2001), lot 174.