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Lot # 156 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$6000 / Unsold: Available at opening bid of US$ + Buyers Fee
Otho. Denarius
Otho. 69 AD. Denarius, 3.26g. (5h). Rome. Obv: [IMP] OTHO CAESAR AV[G TR P] Head bare right. Rx: CERE[S] - AVG Ceres standing left holding two wheat ears and cornucopia. Paris 1, pl. XX (same dies) = Cohen 1 (Paris, 50 Fr.). BMC p. 364 (citing Cohen). RIC 2 (R4). VF.

From the Jyrki Muona Collection.

Comment from consignor: "This is Otho's rarest denarius type and one of the rarest first-century Roman denarii. Only two museums, Paris and ANS, hold examples. A further specimen was found in archaeological context in Denmark in the 1990s. In addition to these, four other specimens are known. The coin offered here has the best portrait and is clearly the most attractive of the seven known. I obtained it from Glenn Woods at the 2002 NYINC".
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