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Aureus with head of Augustus

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Obverse: Laureate head of Augustus to right. CAESARAVGVSTVS DIVIFPATERPATRIAE Reverse: Gaius Caesar and Lucius Caesar standing holding shields, with spears behind. Between, simpulum and lituus. AVGVSTIFCOSDESIGPRINCIVVENT In exergue: CLCAESARES

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, June 11, 1975, as Apparatus (reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, March 10, 1976)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about 2 B.C.–A.D. 4

Mint

Lugdunum

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.88 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1975.762

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins