Aureus with head of Augustus

Roman
Imperial Period
15–13 B.C.


Mint: Gaul, Lugdunum

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 7.86 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

67.1007

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 bare, left.
DIVI F AVGVSTVS
Reverse: Actian Apollo stands, head left, holding lyre in left hand, plectrum in right.
IMP X in exergue: ACT

Provenance

By date unknown: Hall Park McCullough Collection; by 1967: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York (Stack's auction of Hall Park McCullough Collection, November 22, 1967, lot 831); purchased on behalf of MFA at Stack's auction by Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel; December 13, 1967: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour