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ID:     77000749
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Augustus
Date Ruled:     27 - 14 BC-AD
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Aureus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     19-18 BC
Weight:     7.88 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     AVGVSTVS
Obverse Description:     Bare head right
Reverse Legend:     S • P • Q • R / CL • V
Reverse Description:     Victory flying facing, head left, wings spread, holding with both hands a round shield inscribed CL • V
Mint:     Spanish mint - Emerita
Primary Reference:     RIC -
Reference2:     Calico 287
Reference3:     BMCRE -
Reference4:     BMCRR Rome -; BN -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Superb EF, lustrous and lightly toned, small owner's mark in lower left field on reverse
Notes:     Extremely rare, apparently the second known. From the Michael F. Price Collection (Stack's, 3 December 1996), lot 105. The example illustrated in Calico was sold in Leu 87 (6 May 2003), lot 1 = Numismatic Fine Arts XXII (1 June 1989), lot 30. That example also exhibited the same owner's mark on the reverse, which is also visible on lot 761 below. Victory is holding the golden shield, the clypeus virtutis, that the Senate presented to Augustus in 26 BC.