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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 986

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.79 g, 4h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 15 BC.

Triton XXIV
Lot: 986.
 Estimated: $ 15 000

Roman Imperial, Coin-in-Hand Video, Gold

Sold For $ 22 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.79 g, 4h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 15 BC. ΛVGVSTVS DIVI • F, bare head right / IMP • X across field, SICIL• in exergue, Diana, dressed as huntress in short tunic and cloak, standing facing, as if about to move toward the left, head turned right, holding vertical spear in right hand and bow in left; at her feet to left, dog standing left. RIC I 172; Lyon 22 (unlisted dies); Calicó 217 (this coin illustrated; BMCRE 463 = BMCRR Gaul p. 431; BN 1391; Biaggi 113; Jameson –; Mazzini –. A few minor marks. Near EF. Struck on a broad flan. Rare as such.

From the collection of Professor David R. Beatty, C.M., O.B.E. Ex collection of a Retired Banker (Numismatica Ars Classica 111, 24 September 2018), lot 154; Numismatica Ars Classica 51 (5 March 2009), lot 155; Numismatica Ars Classica 27 (12 May 2004), lot 297; Lanz 42 (23 November 1987), lot 440; John Work Garrett Collection (Part I, Numismatic Fine Arts/Bank Leu, 16 May 1984), lot 710.

Diana was honored as the giver of the victory over Sextus Pompey at the battle of Naulochus, 3 September 36 BC.

The final winners of all Triton XXIV lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 January 2021. This lot is in Session Three, which begins 20 January 2021 at 9 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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