Denarius with head of Augustus

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


Mint: Lugdunum

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 1.82 gm.

Accession Number

12.511

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Augustus, laureate, right.
CAESARAVGVSTVS DIVIFPATERPATRIAE
Reverse: Gaius and Lucius Caesar, togate, veiled, standing facing left and right respectively; each rests a hand on one of two shields upright on ground between them; behind shields, two crossed spears, butts pointing upwards left and right, points apparently fixed in ground; between butts, simpulum on left, lituus on right, turned inwards.
Inscription starting in exergue to right upwards, then left down, outwardly:
CLCAESARESAVGVSTI [F COS D]ESIGPRINCIVVENT

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph H. Clark