Augustus

3,000.00

1 in stock

Description

Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?), circa 18 BC. AR denarius, 3.82 gr., 19 mm.

Obv: S•P•Q•R• PARE[NT] CONS•SUO; aquila, toga picta over tunica palmata, and wreath.

Rev: CAESAR[I AUGUSTO]; slow quadriga to the right, ornamented with Victories and surmounted by four miniature horses galloping to the right.

Ref: RIC I 99; BMC 397. Ex Aureo, Auction 92 (1998), lot 243. Ex Scipio collection.

Extremely fine.
Rare variant with second horse from the left with its head turned to the left.