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    Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AV aureus (19mm, 7.82 gm, 7h). NGC VF 4/5 - 3/5, bankers mark. Lugdunum, 2 BC-AD 4. CAESAR AVGVSTVS-DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head of Augustus right / AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Gaius and Lucius Caesars, both togate, standing facing and resting hands on shields with spear behind; simpulum (on left) and lituus (on right) turned inwards; C L CAESARES in exergue. RIC I 206. Calic├│ 176. Well centered on bright surfaces with 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 from 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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