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Augustus RIC 0477
Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AR cistophorus
(28 mm, 10.86 gm, 12h).
NGC VG 5/5 - 2/5.
Pergamum, ca. 27-26 BC.
Obv: IMP ē-CAE-SAR, bare head of Augustus right
Rev: AVGVSTVS, Capricorn right, head left, bearing cornucopia on back; all within laurel wreath.
RIC I 477. RPC 2211.
Heritage Auctions August 30, 2018 Lot 231835
†I love the portrait on this coin. It is a large silver coin called a Cistophorus and had the value of 3 silver denarii. the obverse is quite simple with a†portrait of Augustus and the legend "IMP CAESAR". The reverse is more detailed and depicts a sign often associated with†Augustus- the Capricorn. It spells out "Augustus" and the device are all surrounded by a laurel wreath.

I wanted a Cistophorus for my 12 Caesars collection. I already have a denarius and by chance this coin also features a Capricorn on the reverse. I love the heft of this coin. there is nothing quite like handling an ancient chunk of silver like this.

The coin will make an excellent addition to my 12 Caesars collection.
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Jay GT4  [Sep 04, 2018 at 04:33 AM]
An honest piece, I'd love to have it. Congrats
quadrans  [Sep 04, 2018 at 05:49 AM]
Great piece ..I like it..
*Alex  [Sep 04, 2018 at 02:12 PM]
Nice coin, one I'd be happy to have too.
Canaan  [Sep 04, 2018 at 02:18 PM]
Extremly nice, i love it
okidoki  [Sep 05, 2018 at 07:20 AM]
well done
David Atherton  [Sep 05, 2018 at 11:14 AM]
Very nice!