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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 472

The Triumvirs. Octavian. April-July 43 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.74 g, 6h). Military mint traveling with Octavian in Cisalpine Gaul.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 472.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Roman Republican, Silver

Estimate: $ 1 500

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The Triumvirs. Octavian. April-July 43 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.74 g, 6h). Military mint traveling with Octavian in Cisalpine Gaul. Bare head right / Equestrian statue of Octavian left, his right hand raised. Crawford 490/1; CRI 131; Sydenham 1318; RSC 246 (Augustus); RBW –. Attractively toned with some iridescence, struck off center, clashed reverse die. EF. In an exceptional state of preservation for the issue.

Ex Andrew McCabe Collection, purchased from Roma Numismatics, Ltd., 2010.

Struck after Octavian lifted the siege of Mutina. This equestrian statue was awarded to him, under force, by the Roman senate. It reportedly was erected at one of the Roman gates to be seen by all who entered the city. This is the first appearance of the portrait of Octavian on a coin.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 19 May 2021 at 2 PM 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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