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Aureus with head of Octavian

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Obverse: Bare head of Octavian right. Reverse: Octavian, bare-headed, nude to waist, on horseback, galloping left, his right hand raised. Below: CAESAR.DIVI.F

Provenance

By date unknown: Vicomte de Ponton d'Amécourt Collection; 1887: Rollin and Feuardent auction of Vicomte de Ponton d'Amécourt Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 Rue Drouot, Paris, April 25-30, 1887, lot 52; by date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 12, June 11-13, 1953, lot 789 [as ex collection of John Pierpont Morgan; Ponton d'Amécourt sale, Paris, 1887, lot 52 and Bourgey sale, 1907, lot 126]); September 10, 1953: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 409.40

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Republican Period, about 32–29 B.C.

Mint

Uncertain (Brundisium or Rome), Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.88 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

53.2015

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins