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Roman Imperial: Augustus (27 BC-14 AD)


Augustus, AR Denarius, c.19 BC, Group II, Spain, "Uncertain Mint 2" (Colonia Patricia?)
CAESAR-AVGVSTVS
Bare head of Augustus right
(No legend)
Round, domed, tetrastyle temple, within Mars standing facing, helmeted and cloaked, head left, aquila in right hand, standard in left over shoulder
MART . VLT in exergue
16mm x 18mm, 3.52
RIC I, 70a (R3)


Augustus, AR Denarius, July 18 BC-17/16 BC, Group IV, Spain, "Uncertain Mint 2" (Colonia Patricia?)
(No legend)
Bare head of Augustus right
AVGVSTVS
Capricorn right, holding globe attached to rudder, cornucopiae above its back
18mm x 20mm, 3.53
RIC I, 126 (R2)


Augustus and Agrippa, AE As, c.10-14, Group IV, Nemausus
IMP / DIVI F
Laureate heads of Agrippa at left and Augustus right, facing away from each other, P | P across fields
COL | NEM
Crocodile standing right, chained to palm shoot with long, vertical fronds, wreath in left field with long ties extending across right field, two long fronds below
26mm x 27mm, 12.72g
RIC I, 160 (C)


Augustus and Agrippa, AE As, c. 10-14, Group IV, Nemausus
IMP / DIVI F
Laureate heads of Agrippa at left and Augustus right, facing away from each other, P | P across fields
COL | NEM
Crocodile standing right, chained to palm shoot with long, vertical fronds, wreath in left field with long ties extending across right field, two long fronds below
27mm x 28mm, 12.28g
RIC I, 160 (C)


Augustus, AR Denarius, 15-13 BC, Lugdunum
AVGVSTVS-DIVI . F
Bare head right
(No legend)
Bull butting right
IMP . X in exergue
17mm x 20mm, 3.81g
RIC I, 167a (C)


Augustus, AR Denarius, 15-13 BC, Lugdunum
AVGVSTVS-DIVI . F
Bare head right
(No legend)
Bull butting right
IMP . X in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.54g
RIC I, 167a (C)


Augustus, AR Denarius, 15-13 BC, Lugdunum
AVGVSTVS-DIVI . F
Bare head right
IMP | X
Apollo Citharoedus standing left in long drapery, plectrum in right hand, lyre in left
ACT in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 3.46g
RIC I, 171a (C)


Augustus, AR Denarius, After 8 BC, Lugdunum
AVGVSTVS-DIVI . F
Laureate head right
C CAES
C Caesar galloping right, reigns in right hand, sword and shield in left, eagle between two standards at left
AVGVS F in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.60g
RIC I, 199 (C)


Augustus, AR Denarius, 2 BC (?)-4 AD, Lugdunum
CAESAR AVGVSTVS-DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head right
AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
Gaius and Lucius Caesar, each togate and standing facing, resting hand on shield, spear behind each shield
Simpulum on left facing right and lituus on right facing left in upper field
C L CAESARES in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.70g
RIC I, 207 (C)


Augustus, AR Denarius, 2 BC (?)-4 AD, Lugdunum
CAESAR AVGVSTVS-DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head right
AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
Gaius and Lucius Caesar, each togate and standing facing, resting hand on shield, spear behind each shield
Simpulum on left facing right and lituus on right facing left in upper field
C L CAESARES in exergue
18mm x 20mm, 3.79g
RIC I, 207 (C)


Augustus, AR Denarius, 2 BC (?)-4 AD, Lugdunum
CAESAR AVGVSTVS-DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head right
AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
Gaius and Lucius Caesar, each togate and standing facing, resting hand on shield, spear behind each shield
Simpulum on left facing right and lituus on right facing left in upper field
C L CAESARES in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.56g
RIC I, 207 (C)

Consignor notes: Poor condition, corrosion from metal adhesions of other hoard coins.


Roman Imperial, Augustus, AR Denarius, 2 BC (?)-4 AD, Lugdunum
CAESAR AVGVSTVS-DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head right
AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
Gaius and Lucius Caesar, each togate and standing facing, resting hand on shield, spear behind each shield
Simpulum on left facing right and lituus on right facing left in upper field
C L CAESARES in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.22g
RIC I, 207 (C)
Ex David Cannon Collection


Augustus, AR Denarius, 2 BC (?)-4 AD, Lugdunum
CAESAR AVGVSTVS-DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head right
AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
Gaius and Lucius Caesar, each togate and standing facing, resting hand on shield, spear behind each shield
Lituus on left facing right, simpulum on right facing left, all in upper middle field
C L CAESARES in exergue
15mm x 18mm, 2.28g
RIC I, 210 (S)

Consignor notes: Crystallized and broken.


Augustus, AR Denarius, 2 BC (?)-4 AD, Lugdunum
CAESAR AVGVSTVS-DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head right
AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
Gaius and Lucius Caesar, each togate and standing facing, resting hand on shield, spear behind each shield
Simpulum on left facing right, lituus on right facing left, X below, all in upper middle field
C L CAESARES in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 3.50g
RIC I, 211 (S)

Consignor notes: VF, some porosity.


Augustus, AR Denarius, 2 BC (?)-4 AD, Lugdunum
CAESAR AVGVSTVS-DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Laureate head right
AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
Gaius and Lucius Caesar, each togate and standing facing, resting hand on shield, spear behind each shield
Simpulum on right facing left, lituus on left facing right, X below, all in upper middle field
C L CAESARES in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 3.44g
RIC I, 212 (R)

Consignor notes: gVF, good surfaces, dark toning, small round punch on obverse behind head.


Augustus, AE Quadrans, c.15 BC-after 10 BC, Lugdunum
IMP-CAESAR
Laureate head right
AVGVSTVS
Eagle standing facing, head and tail left, wings spread
19mm, 2.77g
RIC I, 227 (S)


Augustus (Octavian), AR Denarius, 32-29 BC, Group I, Uncertain Mints (Brundisium and Rome?)
(No legend)
Draped bust of Pax right, wearing stephane, cornucopiae behind, olive spray in front
CAESAR | DIVI . F
Octavian advancing right in military dress, right hand raised in act of adlocutio, spear in left hand over shoulder
18mm x 20mm, 3.78g
RIC I, 253 (S); BMC 612


Augustus (Octavian), AR Denarius, 32-29 BC, Group I, Uncertain Mints (Brundisium and Rome?)
(No legend)
Bare head of Octavian right
CAESAR | DIVI F
Nude male figure (Mercury?) seated right on cloak on rocks, petasus slung behind, holding lyre with both hands
18.8mm, 3.64g, Die axis 4.5
RIC I, 257 (C); BMC 458

Notes from consignor: VF/EF. Attractive example with good metal and slight iridescent toning around devices. Wonderful reverse.


Augustus (Octavian), AR Denarius, 29-27 BC, Group II, Italy, Uncertain Mints (Brundisium and Rome?)
(No legend)
Victory standing right on prow, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left
IMP . CAESAR
Octavian standing right in ornamented slow quadriga, branch downward in right hand, reins in left
19mm x 21mm, 3.37g
RIC I, 264 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Augustus (Octavian), AR Denarius, 29-27 BC, Group II, Italy, Uncertain Mints (Brundisium and Rome?)
(No legend)
Victory standing right on prow, wreath upward in right hand, palm in left over shoulder
IMP . CAESAR
Octavian standing right in ornamented slow quadriga, branch downward in right hand, reins in left
19mm x 21mm, 3.68g
RIC I, 264 (C)
Ex Numismatik Lanz, Auction 128, Lot 210, May 2006


Augustus (Octavian), AR Denarius, 29-27 BC, Group II, Italy, Uncertain Mints (Brundisium and Rome?)
(No legend)
Bare head of Octavian right
IMP | CAESAR
Naval trophy composed of helmet, cuirass, shield, and crossed spears set on rudder, anchor and prow of galley right
20mm x 21mm, 3.56g
RIC I, 265a (S)


Augustus (Octavian), AR Denarius, 29-27 BC, Group II, Italy, Uncertain Mints (Brundisium and Rome?)
(No legend)
Bare head of Octavian right
IMP | CAESAR
Naval trophy composed of helmet, cuirass, shield, and crossed spears set on rudder, anchor and prow of galley right
19mm x 21mm, 3.43g
RIC I, 265a (S)


Augustus (Octavian), AR Denarius, 29-27 BC, Group II, Italy, Uncertain Mints (Brundisium and Rome?)
(No legend)
Bare head of Octavian right
IMP | CAESAR
Naval trophy composed of helmet, cuirass, shield, and crossed spears set on rudder, anchor and prow of galley right
16mm x 20mm, 2.32g
RIC I, 265a (S)

Consignor notes: aVF, edge clip, hoard toning, some porosity and crystallization.


Augustus (Octavian), AR Denarius, 29-27 BC, Group II, Italy, Uncertain Mints (Brundisium and Rome?)
(No legend)
Bare head of Octavian right
IMP | CAESAR
Naval trophy composed of helmet, cuirass, shield, and crossed spears set on rudder, anchor and prow of galley right
19mm x 21mm, 3.01g
RIC I, 265a (S)

Consignor notes: Poor condition, harshly cleaned, somewhat crystallized.


Augustus (Octavian), AR Denarius, 29-27 BC, Group II, Italy, Uncertain Mints (Brundisium and Rome?)
(No legend)
Bare head of Octavian right
IMP CAESAR
Legend on architrave of triumphal arch, which commemorates the victory at Actium, surmounted by facing quadriga bearing Octavian
18mm x 19mm, 2.50g
RIC I, 267 (C)
Ex H D Rauch, August 2006


Roman Imperial, Augustus (Octavian), AR Denarius, 29-27 BC, Group II, Italy, Uncertain Mints (Brundisium and Rome?)
(No legend)
Laureate head of Apollo right
IMP | CAESAR
Rostral column surmounted by cloaked figure (Augustus?) standing facing, vertical spear in right hand, parazonium in left
19mm x 20mm, 3.88g
RIC I, 271 (S)

Consignor notes: Well-centered, nicely toned, banker's mark on neck. Flan slightly bent with some stress cracks on reverse, consistent with something such as a strike with a shovel from being unearthed. Still, a quite solid flan.


Augustus (Octavian), AR Denarius, 29-27 BC, Group II, Italy-Uncertain Mints (Brundisium and Rome?)
IMP
Helmeted head of Mars right
CAESAR
Legend on rim of round shield with eight-rayed star at center, lying on crossed spear and sword
18mm x 20mm, 3.72g
RIC I, 274 (C)


Augustus, AE As, 16 BC, Rome, C. Cassius Celer as moneyer
CAESAR AVGVSTVS TRIBVNIC POTEST
Bare head of Augustus right, DA countermark
C CASSIVS CELER IIIVIR AAAFF
Legend surrounding large S . C, IMP countermark (all ligate)
25mm x 26mm, 5.36g
RIC I, 376 (C)

Note: DA = (uncertain); IMP = Imperator


Augustus, AE Dupondius, 15 BC, Rome, C. Plotius Rufus as moneyer
AVGVSTVS / TRIBVNIC / POTEST
Legend in three lines surrounded by oak wreath, tall T in Avgvstvs
C . PLOTIVS . RVFVS . III . VIR . A . A . A . F . F .
Legend surrounding large S . C
27mm x 28mm, 12.38g
RIC I, 388 (S)


Augustus, AE As, 7 BC, Rome, M. Salvius Otho as moneyer
CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNIC POT
Bare head of Augustus right, AVG countermark (AV ligate)
M SALVIVS OTHO IIIVIR AAAFF
Legend surrounding large S . C
25mm x 28mm, 6.79g
RIC I, 431 (C)

Note: AVG = Augustus (as imperial title, not name) and probably applied during the reign of Tiberius or Caligula.


Augustus, AE Quadrans, 5 BC, Group XII, Rome, Apronius, Galus, Volusus Valerius Messalla and Sisenna as Quattoviri Monetales
MESSALLA . GALVS . IIIVIR
Legend surrounding round garlanded altar with bowl-shaped top
APRONIVS SISENNA AAAFF
Legend surrounding S C
16mm x 18mm, 3.03g
RIC I, 455 (C)

Notes from Kevin Peese on February 10, 2010: "The altar-SC transposition is an error in RIC (for the whole section RIC 443-464); all of these are transposed like yours.  This error seems to cause endless confusion."


Augustus, AE Quadrans, 4 BC, Group XIV, Rome, P. Betilienus Bassus, C. Naevius Capella, C. Rubellius Blandus and L. Valerius Catullus as Quattoviri Monetales
C RVBELLVS BLANDVS
Legend surrounding S . C
III . VIR . A . A . A . F . F .
Legend surrounding round garlanded altar with bowl-shaped top
15mm x 16mm, 3.64g
RIC I, 467 (S)


Augustus, AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm, 24-20 BC, Ephesus
IMP . CAE_SAR
Bare head right
AVGVSTVS
Capricorn right, head reverted, holding large cornucopiae, all within laurel wreath
24mm, 11.89g, 1' Die Axis
RIC I, 480; BMC I, 696; CBN I, 916; RPC I, 2213; RSC I, 16; Sutherland Group VI, 239 (O33/R43 - this coin illustrated)
Ex Mark Drazak Collection; Ex William Joy Collection; Ex CNG Private Sale; Ex Lempertz, Lot 960, February 23, 1939
Grade: EF with nice cabinet toning. Sutherland "The Cistophori of Augustus" plate coin.


Augustus, AE As, c.25 BC, Ephesus (?)
CAESAR
Bare head right
AVGVSTVS
Legend in wreath
22mm x 24mm, 9.97g
RIC I, 486 (S)


Augustus, AE As, c.25 BC, Ephesus (?)
CAESAR
Bare head right
AVGVSTVS
Legend in wreath
23mm x 26mm, 10.97g
RIC I, 486 (S)


Augustus, AE As, c.25 BC, Ephesus (?)
CAESAR
Bare head right
AVGVSTVS
Legend surrounded by wreath with open termination
23mm x 24mm, 9.16g
RIC I, 486 (S)


Augustus, AE Semisses, c.28-15 BC, Pergamum
CAISAR
Bare head right
C . A
Legend in linear circle in laurel wreath
20mm x 21mm, 5.60g
RIC I, 498 (R2)

Note: This example is 0.60g heavier than the expected range of 5.00-4.00g


Roman Imperial, Augustus, AE Dupondius, c.28-15 BC, Group II, Pergamum
AVGVSTVS
Bare head of Augustus right
C • A
Legend in dotted circle in laurel and rostral wreath
28mm x 30mm, 12.90g
RIC I, 502 (S)

Notes: Flan adjustment marks on obverse. Nice VF.


Augustus, AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm, c.19-18 BC, Group III, Pergamum
IMP IX TR PO V
Bare head right
S . P . R . / SIGNIS / RECEPTIS
Legend in three lines below triumphal arch inscribed IMP . IX . TR . POT . V and surmounted by quadriga right, aquila on each side wall
25mm x 28mm, 11.16g
RIC I, 510 (S)

Note: The reverse shows the triumphal arch awarded to Augustus on the occasion of his recovery of the standards through an agreement with the Parthians in 20 BC under which they returned the legionary standards captured from Crassus who was defeated and killed at Carrhae in 53 BC. Augustus installed these standards in the Temple of Mars Ultor. This arch stood in close proximity to the Temple of Divus Julius at the southern entrance to the Roman Forum.


Augustus (Octavian), AR Denarius, Before 27 BC, Group IV, Uncertain Mints
(No legend)
Bare head right
IMP / CAE | SAR / DIVI . F
Round shield with three concentric rows of studs and central boss
18mm x 20mm, 3.66g
RIC I, 543a (S)