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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.40.44
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
3.57 g
Die Axis
4
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: reverse: [C L] CAESARES [AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRIN]C IVVENT starting in exergue to r. upwards, then l. down, outwardly
  • inscription: obverse: CAESAR [AVGVSTVS DIVI F PA]TER PATRIAE r. up, l. down, outwardly
  • Obverse Inscription: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
  • Reverse Inscription: AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT; C L CAESARES
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 207 p. 55; BMCRE 519-535
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Harvard College Library, Gift of G. P. Knapp, 1907
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.40.44
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 DIVI F PA]TER PATRIAE.
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 PRIN]C IVVENT; in exergue, [C L] CAESARES.

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