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Extensively Pedigreed Rarity

528840. SOLD $12500

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.81 g, 3h). Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?). Struck circa 18 BC. CAESARI AVGVSTO, laureate head right / S • P • Q • R • in exergue, triumphal quadriga right; the chariot is ornamented with Victories at front and on side, and in it is an aquila and a miniature, galloping quadriga right. RIC I 108a; RSC 274; BMCRE 392 = BMCRR Rome 4429; BN 1177-8 and 1180-1. Beautifully toned. Choice EF. Well struck in excellent metal. Likely the finest known example of this rarity.

Ex Alba Longa Collection; Leo Benz Collection (Lanz 94, 22 November 1999), lot 82; Ariadne Galleries/Gallerie des Monnaies (9 December 1981), lot 384; V. J. E. Ryan Collection (Glendining, 2 April 1952), lot 1999A; Clarence S. Bement Collection (Naville VIII, 25 June 1924), lot 509.