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    Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). Æ as (11.06 gm). Lugdunum, ca. 15-10 BC. CAESAR PONT MAX, laureate head of Augustus right / ROM ET AVG, front elevation of the Altar of Lugdunum, flanked by Victories on columns, each holding wreath. RIC 230. BMC 550. Cohen 240. Glossy dark green patina. Good very fine.

    The reverse of this coin depicts the Altar of Lugdunum which was dedicated to Augustus by the combined Gauls on 1 August 10 BC (the birthday of the future emperor Claudius), in the aftermath of disturbances in Gaul caused by the census of 12 BC. The altar bears reliefs depicting the corona civica given to Augustus for saving the Roman People in the Civil War and representations of the Gallic tribes, and became an important landmark and center of annual observances of the imperial cult.
    From The BVH Collection.


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    The reverse of this coin depicts the Altar of Lugdunum which was dedicated to Augustus by the combined Gauls on 1 August 10 BC (the birthday of the future emperor Claudius), in the aftermath of disturbances in Gaul caused by the census of 12 BC. The altar bears reliefs depicting the Corona Civica given to Augustus for saving the Roman People in the Civil War and representations of the Gallic tribes, and became an important landmark and center of annual observances of the imperial cult.



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    January, 2011
    2nd-3rd Sunday-Monday
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