Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

19/18 BC, issued by Augustus

Artist:

Roman; minted in Spain, possibly Colonia Caesaraugusta (Zaragoza) or Colonia Patricia (Cordoba)

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Augustus left, civic oak crown
Inscribed: CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Reverse: Comet
Inscribed: DIVVS IVLIVS

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 153

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus

Origin

Spain

Date

19 BC–18 BC

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: CAESAR AVGVSTVS "Augustus Caesar" Reverse: DIVVS IVLIVS "Divine Julius"

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 3.90 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4856

Extended information about this artwork

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