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Aureus with two laurel branches, struck under Augustus

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Obverse: Two laurel branches. CAESAR/AVGVSTVS Reverse: Oak wreath. OB/CIVIS/SERVATOS (within oak wreath)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; April 12, 1972: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Early Imperial Period, about 19–18 B.C.

Mint

probably mint of Caesaraugusta, Spain

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.83 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1972.199

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins