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Octavian, 28 B.C.
AR Denarius, 4.03g. 20mm. Italian mint, Brundisium or Rome. CAESAR COS VI. Bare head of Octavian to right; lituus behind. Rev. AEGYPTO CAPTA. Crocodile walking to right. RIC 275a. BMCRE 650. Sear, Imperators 430. Lovely old toning and an exceptionally detailed example of this historic coin which commemorates Octavian's victory over Cleopatra and Antony at Actium and the annexation of Egypt.

Ex: UBS, Zurich, Auction 78, Sept. 9-10, 2008, lot 1230; privately purchased from Münzhandlung Basel in the 1930's.
Ex: Michael Gasvoda collection See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $25,000.00

 

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