Aureus with head of Augustus

Roman
Imperial Period
about 2 B.C.–A.D. 4


Mint: Lugdunum

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.91gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

35.263

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Augustus, right, laureate. CAESAR.AVGVSTVS.DIVI.F.PATER.PATRIAE
Reverse: Gaius and Lucius Caesar togate, standing left and right of two shields; each rests hand on shield, simpulum and lituus between two crossed spears.
 C.L.CAESARES.AVGVSTI.F.COS.DESIG.PRINC.IVVENT

Provenance

1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)