Founder and 1st Emperor Augustus Silver Denarius, Bull Butting Right, Lugdunum Mint, BCE 15-13
Denomination: Silver denarius
Period: Early Roman Imperial
Origin: Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, Gaul
Condition: VF, with some pleasing toning, one of the superior portraits of Augustus.
Obverse: Bare head to right, AVGVS[TVS] DIVI F
Reverse: Bull butting right, IMP X in exergue
Size and Weight: 18mm, 3.92g
References: RIC I 167a, RSC 137
Features and Provenance: Ex Roma coin, previously a European collection.
Augustus, or Gaius Octavian Thurinus as he was born in BC63, was the founder of Imperial Rome and its first emperor. He reigned for 41 years and is considered one of the best emperors if not the best. He was married three times but only had one daughter, who, according to Roman law was not eligible to take the throne on Augustus' death. He was finally 'forced' to adopt his third wife's (Livia) son, Tiberius, as his heir and the rest is history, as they say.
Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades between
Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear
Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear
Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn
Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible
- Product Code: RNC072
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