About this artwork
The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the emperor Augustus seated on a four-wheeled cart of honor drawn by four elephants, each of which has a conductor sitting on its back. He wears a radiate crown and holds an olive \ seated on a four-wheeled car of honor, drawn by four elephants, each of which has a conductor sitting on its back.
The back (reverse) bears an inscription.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Roman
- Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus
- Roman Empire (Artist's nationality)
- 34 CE–35 CE
- Obverse: DIVO AVGVSTO. S.P.Q.R. (To the divine Augustus, the Senate, and the Roman People) Reverse: TI.CAESAR DIVI AVG.F.AVGVST.P.M. TR. POT XXIIII (Tiberius Caesar, son of the divine Augustus, sovereign pontiff [invested] for the 34th time with the Tribunitian power) In field: S.C. (by decree of the Senate)
- Diam.: 3.7 cm (1 1/2 in.)
- Gift of William F. Dunham