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Denarius with head of Augustus, struck under P. Carisius

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Obverse: Head of Augustus, to the right; IMP CAESAR AVGVST Reverse: Celt-iberian helmet between dagger and bipennis (war axe); P CARISIVS LEG


By date unknown: Edmund Nordheim Collection; Hamburg, Germany; by 1931: with Glendinning & Co., London (Auction, March 9, 1931, lot 126); by date unknown: Rev. Edward A. Sydenham Collection, U.K.; by 1948: with Glendinning & Co., London (Auction, November 24ff., 1948, lot 468); by 1962: Gillardi Collection, France and Switzerland; 2008: UBS AG, Bahnhofstrasse 45, Zurich, Switzerland (Auction 78, Bedeutende Sammlung Römischer Gold- und Silbermünzen, Hotel Savor-Baur-en-Ville, Poststrasse 12, Zurich, September 9, 2008, lot 1250); 2008: purchased by Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., P.O. Box 3759, Frederick, MD 21705-3759 at UBS 78 Auction; November 19, 2008: purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about 25–23 B.C.




Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.02 gm. Die Axis: 9

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