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    Legendary Origins of Rome

    Domitian, as Caesar (AD 69-81). AV aureus (20mm, 7.39 gm, 6h).  Rome, under Vespasian, AD 77-78. DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG F, laureate head of Domitian right / COS V, she-wolf left, suckling infants Romulus and Remus, river boat below. RIC 960 (Vespasian). BMCRE 237-239 (Vespasian). Cohen 50. Calic├│ 820a. Slight reddish cast overall, consistent with the Boscoreale Hoard of 1895. Well struck in high relief, with considerable luster. NGC (photo-certificate) Choice AU 5/5 - 3/5, Fine Style.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex Stack's (New York, 3-4 December 1996), lot 328. 

    A simply beautiful example of this famous type, depicting the legendary founders of Rome being nursed by their adoptive "mother," and the boat in which Romulus and Remus were cast adrift.

    All Roman gold coins from the Dimitriadis Collection have been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. These may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. Please e-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.


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