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    Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AV aureus (18mm, 7.78 gm, 2h). NGC Choice VF 4/5 - 3/5. Lugdunum, 2 BC-AD 4. [CΛESΛR] ΛVGVSTVS - DIVI F [PΛTER PΛTRIΛE], laureate head of Augustus right / ΛVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Gaius and Lucius Caesars, both togate, standing facing and resting hands on shield; behind each, shield and spear; above, simpulum and lituus; in exergue, CL CΛESΛRES. RIC 206. Calicó 176. Flan a little tight, a few surface marks, otherwise possessing a clear profile and nearly complete reverse legends.

    Starting in 2 BC, the coinage of Augustus paid extensive homage to the intended heirs, Gaius and Lucius Caesars, his grandsons his daughter Julia and his close friend Marcus Agrippa. The celebratory coinage included vast numbers of silver denarii struck at the new Imperial mint of Lugdunum (Lyon) and this attractive aureus type from the same mint. The issue continued for some time after the death of Lucius in AD 2, but ceased with Gaius's demise in AD 4.


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