An extremely rare denarius in the name of Augustus, pedigreed to 1932
Lot 1051
Forces of Galba in Spain. In the name of Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.65 g, 5 h), uncertain mint in Spain. Group A.III, 3 April-2nd half of June 68. AVGVSTVS DIVI•F Bare head of Augustus to left. Rev. OB / CIVES / SERVAT within oak wreath. BMC 52 and pl. 51, 7 (same obverse die), see also 52 note (this coin cited). CG 161.1 (this coin). Cohen -. Martin A 21.1 (this coin). Nicolas A17.1 corr. (this coin cited, but a differing coin shown on pl. XXI, A17 BR). RIC¹ 12 (this coin cited). RIC² 102. Extremely rare, one of just five known examples and the only one in private hands. A beautifully toned coin with an impressive pedigree. Light scatches on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.


From the collections of Dipl.-Ing. Christian Gollnow, F.S. Knobloch, Stack's, 1-3 May 1980, 253, L.A. Lawrence, Esq., F.R.C.S., Glendining, 17-19 January 1951, 478 and F.A. Walters, Hess 211, 9 May 1932, 434.
Estimate:
1500 CHF
Starting price:
1200 CHF
Current bid:
1200 CHF
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100 CHF
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