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    Shield Of Virtue

    Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AR denarius (18mm, 3.79 gm, 6h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5. Spain (Colonia Caesaraugusta?), ca. 19/8 BC. CAESAR AVGVSTVS, bare head of Augustus right / S · P · Q · R / CL · V in two lines on round shield ("Clippeus Virtutis" or "shield of Valor"). RIC 42a. RSC 294. Deep strike, lustrous fields and superb eye appeal.

    Among the honors voted by the Roman Senate to Augustus was the Clipeus Virtutis, or shield of valor, which was given, along with branches of laurel, to a soldier who had saved the life of a comrade in battle.


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