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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.40.2
People
Augustus, Roman (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE)
Title
Aureus of Augustus, Lugdunum (Lyons)
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
7 - 6 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Lugdunum (Gaul)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/194906
Location
Level 3, Room 3700, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Roman Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.69 g
Die Axis
1
Denomination
aureus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: obverse: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
    r. up, l. down, outwardly
  • inscription: reverse: CL CAESARES, in exergue
    AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT continuing around r. to l. outwardly
  • Obverse Inscription: CAESAR AVGVTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
  • Reverse Inscription: C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIGN PRINC IVVENT
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 206 p. 56
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Harvard College Library, Bequest of Robert Nixon Toppan, 1880
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.40.2
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate head of Augustus to r.
Rev.: Gaius and Lucius Caesar, togate, veiled, standing facing on l. and r. respectively. Each rests a hand on one of two shields, which stand upright on the ground between them; behind the shields, two crossed spears, butts pointing upwards l. and r.; between butts, a simpulum on l. and a lituus on r. turned inwards
Exhibition History

32Q: 3700 Roman, Harvard Art Museums, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

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