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Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 651

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AV Aureus (21mm, 8.22 g, 10h). Rome mint; M. Durmius, moneyer. Struck circa 19-18 BC.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 651.
 Estimated: $ 25 000

Roman Imperial, Gold

Sold For $ 55 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AV Aureus (21mm, 8.22 g, 10h). Rome mint; M. Durmius, moneyer. Struck circa 19-18 BC. CAESAR AVGVSTVS, head right, wearing oak wreath / M • DVRMIVS III • VIR, crab holding butterfly in its claws. RIC I 316; Calicó 133a (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 60 = BMCRR Rome 4566; BN 111-2; Biaggi 158 (this coin); Jameson –; Mazzini –. A few marks. Good VF. Very rare and enigmatic type.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 31 (26 October 2005), lot 13; Münzen und Medaillen AG XIII (17 June 1954), lot 622; Leo Biaggi de Blasys Collection, 158.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday afternoon, 14 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.