Aureus with head of Octavian

Roman
Republican Period
about 40 B.C.


Mint: Gaul

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1625

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Octavian, bare headed, bearded, right.
C.CAESAR.COS.PON ligature T A ligature VG.
Reverse: Laureate head of Julius Caesar, right.
C.CAESAR.DICT.PERP.PON ligatureT.M ligature A X.

Provenance

By date unknown: Robert Jameson Collection; by 1913: with Feuardent Freres, 4, Rue Louvois, 4, Paris (Collection R. Jameson, vol. 2, no. 6); by 1963: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., 32 Rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; November 13, 1963: purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour