Emperor Augustus, Silver Denarius, Lugdunum Mint, 7-6 BC

Denomination: Silver denarius

Period: Roman imperial

Date: 7-6 BC

Origin: Lugdunum mint (Lyon)

Condition: Very fine, slightly off centre

Obverse: Laureate head of Augustus, right, legend reads [CAESAR AVGVSTVS] DIVI F PATER PATRIAE

Reverse: Gaius and Lucius Caesar standing facing, each togate and holding a spear with hand resting on a shield between them; simpulum and lituus above (in b9 formation), AVGVSTI F CO[S DESIG PRINC IVVENT]; [C]L CAESARES in exergue

Size and Weight: 19mm, 3.7g

References:  RIC 1 207

Features and Provenance: This silver denarius comes from the time of the birth of Jesus, struck approximately 7-6 BC. It may well have been used in combination with other coinages in Judea and the surrounding areas. Augustus was emperor over the vicinity, but he made Herod king

The reverse shows Augustus's two grandsons, whom he adopted to make them heirs to the throne. Sadly, both predeceased him and his wife, Livia, paved the way for her own son, Tiberius, to take the throne on Augustus's death.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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