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    - ID: 381

    Submitter: IBSCCs Admin

    Added: 1998-04-21

    Octavian.

    AV-Aureus, 36 B.C.
    Av.: IMP.CAESAR.DIVI.F.III.VIR.ITER.R.P.C.  Bare head of Octavian to r., with slight beard.
    Rv.: COS.ITER.ET.TER.DESIG  Tetrastyle temple of Divus Julius Caesar: to l., altar.
    7,92 g. c. 26 mm.

    Ref.: Hirmer pl. 30, 119.

    BoC: 20/2, 1995/6, p. 7.

    FAKE – “The Galvano Boys”. A well-made counterfeit (for a less successful version see BoC 17/1, p. 19). The obverse with its large head is copied from a denarius, the known five genuine aurei of this type, all from the same obverse die, have a small head, while the heads of the denarii of this issue are considerably larger. The reverse field is too flat and the altar next to the temple is curiously moved to the back.