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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.176.80
People
Augustus, Roman (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE)
Gaius Caesar, Roman (lived 20 BCE - 4 CE)
Lucius Caesar, Roman (lived 17 BCE - 2 CE)
Title
Denarius of Augustus, Lugdunum
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
7 - 6 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Lugdunum (Gaul)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.65 g
Die Axis
1
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
  • Reverse Inscription: C L CAESARES (ex.); AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 210 p. 56
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The George Davis Chase Collection of Roman Coins, Gift of George Davis Chase, Professor of Classics and Dean of Graduate Study at the University of Maine
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.176.80
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate head of Augustus r.; around,
Rev.: Gaius and Lucius Caesar, on l. and r., stg. front, each togate and resting hand on shield; behind each shield a spear; above, on l., lituus r., and on r., simpulum l.; around,

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