Starting Price: 64000 USD
Price realized: 65000 USD
C. Caesar Octavianus and Julius Caesar, c. 43 BC Gold Aureus (8.12 g). Minted in Gallia Cisalpina or Italy, struck 43 B.C. C CAESAR COS [PON]T AVG, bearded head of Octavian facing right, within a dotted border. rev. [C CAESAR] DICT PERP PONT MAX, laureate head of Julius Caesar facing right, within a dotted border. (Bahrfeldt 28 and pl. V, 3 (these dies); Calicó 52; Crawford 490/2; Sydenham 1321; Kent-Hirmer pl. 33, 116; RBW 1714; Sear Imperators 132). Two excellent and well-struck portraits, an excellent example of this desirable and extremely rare issue, slightly off-centre on reverse and minor areas of softness as struck. Choice Very Fine to Nearly Extremely Fine. Estimated Value $80,000
Ex Vinchon, 23 April 1976, lot 209
Ex NGSA 4, 2006, lot 142
Ex Gasvoda Collection, Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 94, 6 October 2016, lot 15.
This coin presents a seldom-seen opportunity to acquire a portrait of Julius Caesar in gold, one of the most difficult Twelve Caesar portraits to find in a desirable state of preservation in this metal.