ASIA RECEPTA, Victory standing left on cista mystica, flanked by two snakes
AR 15-13, 1.58 grams. Quinarius.
CAESAR IMP VII (the "IMP VII" on the right side is off the flan)
Struck 29-27 BC by Octavian, who later became Augustus, the first Roman emperor.
"Unequivocal in its proclamation of the extension of Octavian's authority to the province of Asia which, until his recent downfall, had been under Antony's rule ever since [the battle of] Philippi in 42 BC." (Sear HCRI, age 261)
Sear HCRI 429. Sear 1568. BMC 647. RIC 276.
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