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Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Uncertain Mint, Anatolia or Syria
The mint, the quaestor who struck this type, and even the identity of the person in the portrait remain uncertain. The type has previously been attributed to Macedonia and the portrait identified as Brutus (Friedlander) or Caesar (Grant). David Sear notes the type has never been found in Macedonia. Finds point to Syria or Anatolia. It is possible that the type was issued, with his own portrait, by Sosius, a general under Marc Antony who was quaestor in 39 B.C. Much more likely, however, the portrait is of Augustus.
RB71004. Bronze AE 27, RPC I
5409; Sear CRI
); AMNG II
), F, green patina
, uncertain Anatolian or Syrian mint, weight
17.823g, maximum diameter
26.6mm, die axis
, obverse bare head
right; reverse hasta
(spear), sella quaestoria (quaestor's seat of office), and fiscus (imperial treasury), Q (for quaestor
) below; previously a rare type
but recent finds have made it somewhat easier to acquire; $270.00
Catalog current as of Saturday, October 21, 2017.
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