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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.
RP77502. Bronze AE 28, RPC I
5409; Sear CRI
); AMNG II
), F, porous, scratches, uncertain Anatolian or Syrian mint, weight
19.349g, maximum diameter
28.4mm, die axis
, obverse bare head
right; reverse hasta
(spear), sella quaestoria (quaestor's seat of office), and fiscus (imperial treasury), Q (for quaestor
) below; ex H.D. Rauch
e-auction 15 (16 Jun 2014), lot 145; $140.00
Catalog current as of Saturday, October 21, 2017.
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