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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.40.385
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
2 BCE-4(?) CE
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
3.66 g
Die Axis
7
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • (not assigned): A hole approximately 2.5mm in diameter has been punched through the coin. It occurs between 10 and 11 o'clock on the obverse = 6 o'clock on the reverse, where it interrupts the legend and removes the letters I F P (of DIV[I F P]ATER) on the obverse.
  • Obverse Inscription: CAESAR AVGVSTVS
  • Reverse Inscription: C L CAESARES (exergue); AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 207 p. 55
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from Harvard College Library
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.40.385
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate head of Augustus r.; around, CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIV[I F P]ATER PAT[RIAE].
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., simpulum r., and on r., lituus l.; around, AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT; in exergue, C L CAESARES.

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