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Lot 2355

Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius probably minted at Caesaraugusta in Hispania, c. 19-17 BC. Head right of Augustus wearing oak wreath. Reverse: Comet with eight rays. RIC 37a; BMC 323. Scratches from excessive cleaning, porous, banker's mark on cheek. Fine.

After the murder of Caesar in 44 BC, a comet appeared in the sky; again in 17 BC, yet another was seen in the heavens. Caesaraugusta is today's Saragossa.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
Ex CNG, July 2001.


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