LEIC-35CCA5: Roman gold aureus of Augustus

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COIN

Unique ID: LEIC-35CCA5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman gold aureus of Augustus (31 BC-AD 14), dating to the period c. 2 BC-AD 4 (Reece period 1). C L CAESARES (in exergue), AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT reverse type depicting Gaius and Lucius Caesar facing resting hands on shield, behind each shield a spear, above on left a simpulum, right, and on right a lituus, left. Mint of Lyon. As RIC I (2nd ed.), p. 55, no. 206.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 2 BC
Date to: Circa AD 4

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 7.72 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Joyce Lee
Identified by: Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Aureus (Republic/Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Augustus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 1 [Pre AD 41]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE

Reverse description: Gaius and Lucius Caesar facing resting hands on shield, behind each shield a spear, above on left a simpulum, right, and on right a lituus, left
Reverse inscription: C L CAESARES (in exergue), AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
RIC Identifier: RIC I (second edition) Augustus 206
Reverse mint mark: -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Lincolnshire

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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