ID Help. Avgvstvs?

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  1. paschka

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  3. Obone

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    AUGUSTUS AE "As" , struck at Antioch.
    CAESAR, bare head right.
    AVGVSTVS in laurel wreath.
    RPC 4100
     
  4. Macromius

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    They kept minting this in Antioch long after Augustus died so it's difficult to securely date.
     
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  6. paschka

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    https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=290772

    ASIA. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ 25mm (10.84 g). Ephesus mint. Struck circa 25 BC. are head right / AVGVSTVS within wreath. RIC I 486; RPC I 2235. VF, grey-green patina, light smoothing.
    Ex Classical Numismatic Group E74, lot 53.
     
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  7. cmezner

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    RIC attributes Ephesus as the mint, RPC says Asia, "Provincial" issue. Both references use the same dating though 27 - 23 BC. Tziambazis believes it to be of Cypriot origin. Needless to say, the scattered evidence found makes the coin remain an enigma.
    If the "G" in "AVGVSTVS" has a tail, it is from Syria, Antioch (RPC I 4100). But if the "G" does not have a tail, it is not from Syria (RPC I 2235). This info is per Richard McAlee's reference on Antiochene coinage, p. 116.
     
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  8. paschka

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    Cmezner thank you
     
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  9. paschka

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    It's good that this coin has some kind of mystery in this case, the place of its minting. But apparently by the number of finds it is not rare.
     
  10. cmezner

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    Being an enigma does not mean it is rare :cool:
     
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