NGC AncientsCh XF
OTHO, A.D. 69. AV Aureus (7.39 gms), Rome Mint. NGC Ch EF, Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5. RIC-7; Calico-531. Obverse: IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, bare head right; Reverse: SECVRITAS PR, Securitas standing left, holding wreath and scepter. Undoubtedly one of the most attractive gold issues of this brief emperor that one is likely to encounter, the present specimen dazzles with a bold portrait, light overall handling, good lustrous brilliance remaining, an alluring golden-orange tone, and--rather most importantly--surfaces that are wholly original and free from issue. So often encountered with surface issues, this enticing specimen instead offers a <strong>VERY RARE</strong> breath of fresh air, and is a vital piece to the completion of any twelve Caesars collection. From the Dr. Michael Rogers Collection.<p>Ex: Leu 83 (5/2002) Lot # 732.<p>Ex: Leu 20 (4/1978) Lot # 254.