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ROMAN EMPIRE. Octavian (31-27 BC). Aureus (29-27 BC) (Brundisium and Rome (?) mint)

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ROMAN EMPIRE. Octavian (31-27 BC). Aureus (29-27 BC) (Brundisium and Rome (?) mint)



Description

Ancient, ROMAN EMPIRE. Octavian (31-27 BC). Aureus (29-27 BC) (Brundisium and Rome (?) mint) (Gold, 7.82 gr, 20.00 mm) Cohen 113. RIC 268. Very Fine - Struck on a very broad flan .

B&A Coins, Online Auction 27 (2021), Lot 66. Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG, Auction 106 (2018), Lot 1321

The gold and silver coinage bearing the legend CAESAR DIVI F and IMP CAESAR represents Octavian's war issue, struck for the payment of his troops before and after the battle of Actium. This aureus belongs to the series IMP CAESAR, which began around 29 BC and ended in 27 BC; the mint of this issue must have been Italian, probably at or near Octavian's naval headquarters in Brundisium. The reverse type of this aureus celebrates Octavian's great victory over Antony and Cleopatra at Actium.

Lot: 9 Starting price: 6,000€