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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Imperators| > |Octavian| > SH39693
Roman Republic, The Second Triumvirate, Lepidus and Octavian, 42 B.C.
From the Prof. Henry H. Armstrong collection. In 1909 and 1910, when he purchased this coin, Professor Armstrong lived in Rome working as a Research Associate of the Carnegie Institution in Archaeology teaching at the American School for Classical Studies. From 1918 until his death in 1935 he taught at Beloit College as head of the Department of Romance Languages. Nicknamed "Sparky" by the students, his death after a two-week illness came as a shock to the college. His coins, inherited by his son, sat in a cigar box for the next 74 years.
SH39693. Silver denarius, SRCV I 1523, RSC I Aemilia 35, RSC 2, Crawford 495/2, F, flat strike centers, Italian mint, weight 3.778g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 180o, spring - summer 42 B.C.; obverse LEPIDVS PONT MAX IIIV(R) R P C, bare head of Lepidus right; reverse CAESAR IMP IIIVR R P C, bare head of Octavian right; old "cigar box" collection toning; from the Prof. Henry H. Armstrong collection, handwritten envelope notes, "Champion, Purchase, 1909 - 1910"; rare; SOLD










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