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CNG 112, Lot: 574. Estimate $500.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Triumvirs. Octavian. Late 41 BC. AR Denarius (16.5mm, 3.42 g, 5h). Military mint traveling with Octavian in Italy. L. Cornelius Balbus, propaetor. Bare head right, wearing slight beard; C • CAESAR • III • VIR R • P • C around / Club of Hercules left; BALBVS above, PRO • PR below. Crawford 518/1; CRI 298; Sydenham 1325a; RSC 417; cf. RBW 1801 (for type). Toned with some iridescence. Good VF.

From the Andrew McCabe Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 84, Part II (21 May 2015), lot 1706.