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ID:     77000648
Type:     Roman Republican
Issuer:     C. Julius Caesar (Octavianus)
Date Ruled:     43 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 31
Weight:     2.88 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     IMP CAESARI / SCARPVS IMP
Obverse Description:     Open right hand left
Reverse Legend:     DIVI F - AVG PONT
Reverse Description:     Victory standing right on globe, holding palm frond over left shoulder in left hand, and wreath tied with fillet in extended right hand
Mint:     Cyrene
Primary Reference:     Crawford 546/6
Reference2:     RSC 500
Reference3:     Syd 1282
Reference4:     CRI 413; RIC 534; BMCRE 689 = BMCRR Cyrenaica 5; BN 894
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, toned, rough surfaces, bankerU+2019s mark
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 648 Very rare. L. Pinarius Scarpus had been appointed by Antony to command his four legions in Cyrenaica against Octavian's African army which was under the command of Cornelius Gallus. After learning of Antony's defeat at Actium, Scarpus transferred his allegiance to Octavian. This issue was struck shortly after the battle of Actium, the open hand signaling a gesture of friendship toward Octavian.