AUGUSTUS / OCTAVIAN SILVER DENARIUS – ISSUE WITH THE CURIA JULIA – XF NGC GRADE ROMAN IMPERATORIAL COIN OF THE 12 CAESARS (Inv. 17224)
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. OCTAVIAN (AUGUSTUS), 27 BC- AD 14.
Silver denarius, 3.89 g, 19 mm. Issue of an Italian mint, ca. 29 BC.
Obv. Bare head of Octavian right. Rev. IMP CAESAR on architrave of Curia Julia (Roman Senate House), with acroterial figures and pedimental decoration shown.
RIC I rev, 266.
Ex Peus 417, 11/2/2016, lot 85.
NGC graded XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, “brushed”, elegant matte gray patina, with a famous architectural type, the Roman Senate house, showing the architectural decoration on the roof in great detail.
Published: Vilmar Numismatics FLP II, Winter 2021, no. 96.
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