Genuine ancient Roman Empire silver quinarius, issued cira 21 BC, RIC 474 (rated as Rare) attributed to North Peloponnesian Mint.
Quinarius is a rare denomination that is equal to 1/2 denarius.
Emperor Augustus, ruled 27 BC to 14 CE.
Silver quinarius: approx 14mm, 1.54g.
Assessed by NGC as genuine, but not encapsulated due to concerns about the coin stability in the NGC holder. For this coin the problem is the edges where one or more holder prongs would make contact. David Vagi, director NGC Ancients, confirmed with us that the coin would have been labeled as "not genuine" if that was applicable, therefore the coin is a genuine ancient quinarius.
Pedigree: Ex. Rindge Collection, Joel Malter Auction XXIX, 1985, Lot 1954.
Obverse: AVGVSTVS, bare head right.
Reverse: Victory standing left on prow of ship, holding wreath and palm.