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Printed Auction 37 Lot 45

Augustus. 27 B.C. - A.D. 14. AR denarius. 3.76 gm. 18 mm. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 15-13 B.C. His bare head right; AVGVSTVS DIVI • F / Apollo Citharoedus of Actium standing left, holding plectrum and lyre; IMP • X across field, ACT in exergue. RIC I 171a. RSC 144. Good Very Fine; fresh surfaces with beautiful old cabinet tone.

Ex Kirk Davis Catalog 58, lot 94.

Includes copy of David Sear certificate of authenticity with historical notes.

Celebrating the battle of Actium, 2 September 31 BC, in which Octavian "achieved supreme power in the Roman world by his famous naval victory over the forces of Mark Antony and Queen Cleopatra of Egypt." (from David Sear)

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