Denarius with head of Augustus

Roman
Imperial Period
19–18 B.C.


Mint: Pergamum

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 3.83 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2008.664

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Augustus, to the right.
Below: AVGVSTVS
Reverse: Facing figure of a standing Armenian, holding spear in right hand, bow in left hand.
Left and right of figure: CAESAR DIVIF/ ARMEN CAPTA/ IMP VIIII

Provenance

By date unknown: Henry Platt Hall Collection, Manchester, U.K.; 1950: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W 1 (Auction, Platt Hall Collection, August 19, 1950, lot 802); by 1962: Gillardi Collection, France and Switzerland; 2008: with UBS AG, Bahnhofstrasse 45, Zurich, Switzerland (Auction 78, Bedeutende Sammlung Römischer Gold- und Silbermünzen, Hotel Savor-Baur-en-Ville, Poststrasse 12, Zurich, Switzerland, September 9, 2008, lot 1281); purchased at UBS 78 on behalf of MFA by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; September 17, 2008: purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour