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Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 716. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005. 
Sold For $335. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

OCTAVIAN. 38 BC. Æ Sestertius or Dupondius (16.99 g, 3h). Southern Italian(?) mint. Bare head of Octavian right, wearing slight beard; six-rayed star before / DIVOS/IVLIVS in two lines across field; all within wreath. Crawford 535/2; RPC I 621; CRI 309; Sydenham 1336; Cohen 95 (Julius Caesar). Near VF, black-green patina with traces of green, minor areas of roughness. ($300)

From the John F. Sullivan Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (16 April 2002), lot 422.