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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2005.115.91
People
Augustus, Roman (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE)
Title
Denarius of Augustus, Lugdunum
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
8-7 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Lugdunum (Gaul)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman
Location
Level 3, Room 3500, Special Exhibitions Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.69 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
denarius
Date on Object
IMP XIIII
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: AVGVSTVS DIVI F.
  • Reverse Inscription: IMP XIIII
Provenance
Collection of Margarete Bieber
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 201a
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Celia and Walter Gilbert, Claude-Claire Grenier, and the Marian H. Phinney Fund
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
2005.115.91
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate head of Augustus to r.; border of dots.
Rev.: Augustus togate seated in stool to l. reaching his r. hand toward small child held by male figure standing to l., naked except for cloak over shoulders.
Publication History

Ethan Lasser, ed., The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2017), p. 127, Plate 63 (contents of cabinet); p. 128, Plate 64e.

Exhibition History

Re-View: S422 (Ancient rotation) "The Scholar as Collector: Margarete Bieber (1879-1978)", Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/15/2011 - 06/18/2011

The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/19/2017 - 12/31/2017

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