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    Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AR cistophorus (11.89 gm). Pergamum, ca. 19/8 BC. IMP IX TR PO V, bare head of Augustus right / ROM ASIAE across field, facade of hexastyle temple with four steps, entablature inscribed ROM ET AVGVST. RIC 506. RPC 2219. Sutherland group VII. BMC 705 (Ephesus). RSC 86. Attractive light toning and excellent metal. A very pleasing example. Nearly extremely fine.

    The reverse type depicts the temple dedicated to Roma and Augustus by the Koinon of Asia at Pergamum in 19-18 BC. This temple is important for the early development of the imperial cult as it is the first temple dedicated to the worship of an emperor erected with the explicit assent of the emperor himself. When the Emperor Tiberius was later approached by a Spanish delegation about the erection of a temple in his own honor, he is said to have agreed using the Pergamene temple of Roma and Augustus as the precedent.
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    The reverse type depicts the temple dedicated to Roma and Augustus by the Koinon of Asia at Pergamon in 19-18 BC. This temple is important for the early development of the imperial cult as it is the first temple dedicated to the worship of an emperor erected with the explicit assent of the emperor himself. When the Emperor Tiberius was later approached by a Spanish delegation about the erection of a temple in his own honor, he is said to have agreed using the Pergamene temple of Roma and Augustus as the precedent.



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    January, 2011
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