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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.40.342
People
Augustus, Roman (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE)
Title
Aureus of Augustus, Lugdunum
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
8 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Lugdunum (Gaul)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196690
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.91 g
Die Axis
5
Denomination
aureus
Date on Object
IMP XIII
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: reverse: in exergue, IMP XIIII
  • inscription: obverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, l. down, r. up, outwardly
  • Obverse Inscription: AVGVSTVS DIVI F
  • Reverse Inscription: IMP XIIII
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 200, p. 55; BMCRE 492
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Harvard College Library, Van Nest Bequest, 1917
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.40.342
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate head of Augustus, r.; around, AVGVSTVS DIVI F.
Rev.: Augustus, bare-headed, togate, seated l. on stool on low platform on r. extending r. hand to infant held out by cloaked figure; in exergue, IMP XIIII.
Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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