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Aureus with head of Augustus

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Obverse: Head of Augustus, laureate, right. AVGVSTVS DIVI F Reverse: Apollo Citharoedus, standing, right, holding plectrum in right hand and lyre in left. To right and left: IMP XII in exergue: ACT

Provenance

By 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 12, June 11-13, 1953, lot 792); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 10, 1953, for $ 180.13

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, 11–10 B.C.

Mint

Lugdunum

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.82 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

53.2016

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins