Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.88 g 11), L. Mescinius Rufus, Rome, 16 BC. Laureate head of Augustus to right. Rev. L MESCINIVS RVFVS Mars, wearing crested helmet, naked except for his cloak falling over his right arm, standing left on low pedestal, holding transverse spear in his right hand and parazonium in his left; S P Q R / V PR RE / CAES in three lines on pedestal. BMC 86. BN 331-336. Cohen 463. RIC 351. Rare and attractively toned. Banker’s marks on obverse and some striking flatness on reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF