OCTAVIAN / AUGUSTUS SILVER DENARIUS – ATTRACTIVE ARCHITECTURAL TYPE DEPICTING THE CURIA JULIA – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERATORIAL COIN OF THE TWELVE CAESARS (Inv. 15483)
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. OCTAVIAN / AUGUSTUS, 27 BC-14 AD.
Silver Denarius, 3.80 g., 20 mm., struck at an Italian mint, ca. 29 BC.
Obv. Head of Octavian right.
Rev. IMP CAESAR on architrave of Curia Julia (Roman Senate House), with acroterial figures and pedimental decoration shown.
Ex Phil Peck/Morris Collection
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 2/5, “brushed”, an attractive specimen depicting a famous architectural type, the Roman Senate house, showing the architectural decoration on the roof in great detail.