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495/2a Lepidus Octavian Denarius LEPIDVS PONT MAX CAESAR IMP III. head Lepidus, head Octavian. Italy late 43BC (per Woytek). AM#10123-37 | by Ahala
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495/2a Lepidus Octavian Denarius LEPIDVS PONT MAX CAESAR IMP III. head Lepidus, head Octavian. Italy late 43BC (per Woytek). AM#10123-37

Denarius. 42BC. 3.71grams. Italy central camp Lepidus mint. Lepid/Oct. Crawford 495/02a LEPIDVS PONT MAX. Obverse: hd Lepidus r LEPIDVS PONT MAX III VIR RPC. Reverse: hd Octavian r CAESAR IMP III VIR RPC. Rare, and especially rare to find a fully struck-up specimen with all details of the busts visible. Weak strikes are prevalent for this issue.

 

Northumberland Smyth 1856:

LEPID(us), PONT(ifex) MAX(imus), Ill(um) VIR R(ei) P(ublicae) C(onsiituendae). The bare head of Lepidus right, with thin features. Rev: CAESAR IMP(erator), Ill(um) VIR R(ei) P(ublicae) C(onsiituendae. The bare head of Octavius Caesar. They are among the most remarkable coins struck by this noble and very distinguished family which was of such ancient standing as to have furnished a consul in 484 BC. The name was originally written Aimilia.

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Taken on July 12, 2010