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ID:     49-120
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Augustus
Date Ruled:     27 B.C. - A.D. 14
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Aureus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 19
Weight:     7.75 g
Obverse Legend:     CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Obverse Description:     Bare head right
Reverse Legend:     SIGNIS – RECEPTIS
Reverse Description:     Mars, wearing helmet and cloak, standing left, head facing, holding aquila in right hand and standard over left shoulder
Mint:     Colonia Patricia
Primary Reference:     RIC -, cf. 80a
Reference2:     C -
Reference3:     BMC -
Reference4:     CBN –, cf. 1048; Calicó 271 (this coin); Biaggi 133 (this coin)
Photograph Credit:     Numismatic Ars Classica NAC AG
Price Sold For:     6500 Swiss Franc
Date Sold:     10/21/08
Notes:     NAC Auction 49, Lot 120 An exceedingly rare variety, apparently only the second specimen known, of a scarce type. Very fine / fine Privately purchased from Hesperia Art in 1952 for $ 80.