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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 818. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Octavian. 30-29 BC. AR Denarius (3.82 g, 1h). Italian mint. Laureate head of Octavian (as Apollo) right / Statue of Octavian standing facing, holding spear and parazonium, atop rostral column ornamented with two anchors and six beaks of galleys. RIC I 271; CRI 423; RSC 124. VF, gray and gold cabinet toning, a few minor contact marks on obverse under tone. Pleasing portrait. Rare.

From the Harry Strickhausen Collection.