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Denarius with head of Augustus

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Obverse: Head of Augustus, bare, right. CAESAR AVGVSTVS Reverse: Round shield, inscribed, between aquila on left and standard on right. [CL]V (clipeus virtutis, on shield); S P [Q] R (left and right, just above and below shield); SIGNIS (above); RECEPTIS (below).

Provenance

By 1892: Miss Rebecca Salisbury Collection; bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury to MFA, January 6, 1892

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury

Roman, Imperial Period, about 19 B.C.

Mint

Uncertain (Colonia Patricia?), Spain

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.91 gm.

Accession Number

92.205

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins