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Numismatica Ars Classica > Auction 114Auction date: 6 May 2019
Lot number: 606

Lot description:

The Roman Empire

Gaius augustus, 37 – 41. Drachm, Gortyna (?) Cretae 37-38, AR 2.86 g. Γ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ ΑΡΧ ΜΕΓ ΔΗΜ [ΕΞΟΥ] Bust of Gaius r., with drapery and sceptre over l. shoulder. Rev. Radiate head of Augustus; around, seven stars. SNG Copenhagen 569. McClean 7216. RPC 965.
Rare. Two very attractive portraits and a delightful iridescent tone, extremely fine
Ex NAC 39, Barry Feirstein part I, 2007, 100 and NAC 64, 2012, 1103 sales. From the Alberto Campana collection.

Estimate: 3000 CHF