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From Coin Galleries December 2004 Auction on Dec 14, 2004

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Octavian. Aureus, ca. 35-28 B.C. Pergamum, Nicomedia or Nicaea. Bare head of Octavian r. in a linear...Octavian. Aureus, ca. 35-28 B.C. Pergamum, Nicomedia or Nicaea. Bare head of Octavian r. in a linear circle; anepigraphic. Rv. Victory holding long palm in biga r., no wreath; CAESAR DIVI F. in ex. 7.92 grams. RIC 261 (R3), Cal.185. Light abrasions in the fields. Excellent high-relief portrait. Choice Very Fine. (Est. $6,000-$8,000)

This coin shows an early portrait of Octavian before he reorganized the Roman constitution in 27 B.C. and assumed the title ''Augustus.''

Lot # 28 
Hammer Price: $5,700.00

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