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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.176.76
People
Augustus, Roman (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Augustus, Lugdunum
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
9-14 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Lugdunum (Gaul)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
24.43 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
sestertius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: obverse: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE r. up, l. down, outwardly
  • inscription: reverse: ROM ET AVG in exergue
  • Obverse Inscription: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
  • Reverse Inscription: ROM ET AVG
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 231a p. 57; BMCRE 565
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
1942.176.76
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 PATER PATRIAE.
Rev.: Front elevation of the Altar of Lyons, decorated with the corona civica between laurels, these flanked by nude male figures; to l. and r., Victories on columns facing each other; in exergue, ROM ET AVG.

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