|Classical Numismatic Group > Mail Bid Sale 69||Auction date: 8 June 2005|
|Lot number: 1312|
ZEUGITANA, Colonia Iulia Pia Paterna. Augustus. 27 BC-14 AD. Æ 31mm (14.28 gm, 6h). Struck 20 BC.
ZEUGITANA, Colonia Iulia Pia Paterna. Augustus. 27 BC-14 AD. Æ 31mm (14.28 gm, 6h). Struck 20 BC. Diademed head of Julius Caesar right; c/m: capricorn left with cornucopiae above and globe on rudder below / Ceres advancing right, holding two torches; plow to right. RPC I 759; MAA 94; SNG Copenhagen -. Fine, dark brown patina, corrosion pit at edge crack. Extremely rare, only two examples cited in RPC, neither with countermark. ($500)
The countermark is unattested in the literature, but is a direct copy of the reverse type of a Spanish denarius of Augustus (RIC I 128), struck 18-16 BC, and suggests a Spanish location for the application of the countermark.