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Aureus with head of Octavian

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Obverse: head of Octavian, bare-headed, to the right Reverse: Victory riding in biga, holding wreath in right hand, palm and reins in left hand; in exergue: CAESAR DIVI F

Provenance

By date unknown: with Fr. Thilo-Schmidt, Zurich, Switzerland; 1908: privately purchased from Fr. Thilo-Schmidt by Arthur Bally-Herzog (1849-1912); 1908-2003: Arthur Bally-Herzog Collection, Switzerland and by descent: by 2003: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Auction 93 [Sammlung Arthur Bally-Herzog], December 16, 2003, lot 75); by 2009: with Numismatica Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43 CH 8022, Zürich, Switzerland (Auction 51 [Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Coins], Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zürich, March 5, 2009, lot 133); purchased at NAC 51 on behalf of MFA by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; March 25, 2009: purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Rome or Brundisium, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.71 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

2009.2219

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins