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02 Augusts RIC I 86a
Augustus. 27 B.C.-14 A.D.. Colonia Patricia Mint. 19 B.C. (3.13g, 18.4mm, 2h). Obv: CAESAR AVGSTVS, bare head right. Rev: SIGNIS RECEPTIS, Aquila on l. and standard on r. flanking SPQR arranged around shield inscribed CL V. RIC I 86a, BMC 417, RSC 265.

An important historical type commemorating the return of the legionary eagles lost by Crassus to the Parthians in the battle of Carrhae in 53 B.C. This example has wonderful toning, is perfectly centered, and retains complete legends, even the CL V on the shield is preserved better than the photograph shows.
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hill132  [May 05, 2015 at 02:21 AM]
Vey nice.
okidoki  [May 05, 2015 at 07:29 AM]
very nice toning
ancientdave  [May 06, 2015 at 04:13 AM]
Love this one!
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