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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Imperators| > |Octavian| > SL113452
Octavian, Imperator and Consul, 32 - 31 B.C.
|Octavian|, |Octavian,| |Imperator| |and| |Consul,| |32| |-| |31| |B.C.|, Mercury was the inventor of the lyre and the protector of commerce. This may refer to the restoration of commerce to Italy after the battle of Naulochus. -- Roman Silver Coins, Vol. I, The Republic to Augustus by H.A. Seaby

In 31 B.C., Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian was Roman Consul for the third time. His partner was Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, who replaced Mark Antony.
SL113452. Silver denarius, RIC I 257, RSC I Augustus 61, Hunter I 251, BMCRE I 596, SRCV I 1550, ICG VF30 (1965730105), uncertain Italian (Rome or Brundisium?) mint, weight c. 3.7g, maximum diameter 19.5mm, die axis 315o, 32 - 31 B.C.; obverse bare head of Octavian right; reverse Mercury seated right on rock, playing lyre, petasos around neck, CAESAR - DIVI F divided across field; from a Virginia Collector, ex Eastern Numismatics Inc (Garden City, NY, 24 Feb 2011, $2000); ICG Verify; $2000.00 SALE |PRICE| $1800.00




  







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