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  1. ominus1

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    ..Divus Augustus IMG_0543.JPG IMG_0544.JPG under Tiberius,24mm,10.92gms
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  3. dougsmit

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    This coin has bothered me for many years. It is a restoration type as by Nerva who came to power 82 years after Augustus died. Three nail holes make me want to think of a decoration for, perhaps, a casket of a veteran of Augustus' army but a ten year old water boy in Augustus' last year would have been over 90 which is possible but not likely. What other use would require three holes arranged to do as little damage as possible? Obviously I will never know the true and complete story.
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  4. Campbell Miller

    Campbell Miller Well-Known Member

    Here is my only Augustus denarius.

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  5. robinjojo

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    An interesting historical tidbit is that August 19th is also the date, in 43 BCE, that Octavian was elected consul along with his relative Quintus Pedius as co-consul by the Roman Senate.
  6. Cucumbor

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    Out of some others I can show a seldom seen denarius and the dead man on a bronze

    Augustus, Denarius - Colonia Patricia mint ? ca. 19-18 BC
    CAESARI AVGVSTO, laureate head right
    SP - QR on either side of a domed terastyle temple, in which is a chariot with aquila.
    3,66 gr
    Ref : RSC # 279, RIC # 119

    Augustus, Posthumous As struck under the reign of Tiberius
    DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, Radiate head of Augustus left
    PROVIDENT, Altar, S C in field
    11.02 gr
    Ref : Cohen #228, RCV #1789, RIC I # 81


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  7. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Superb, Q!
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  8. eparch

    eparch Well-Known Member

    This is my most unusual portrait of Augustus - indeed
    it may not be him at all, but his grandson Gaius Caesar

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  9. Limes

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    thanks for the write up @Ocatarinetabellatchitchix. And that marble shield is a great piece of history I have not seen before. I really enjoy the coinage of the Julio Claudian dynasty, but they are sought after and quite expensive generally speaking. I have a few of Octavian, and Augustus, but do not have a moneyer issue. I do have a fourth type, the honouring type struck after his death by another emperor. Here are all put togheter:



    Post humous:
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  10. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Forgot I had this Col Nem Augustus.

    Excellent example of a 4/5 strike but a 0/5 surface.
    Augustus Agrippa Dupondius.JPG
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  11. octavius

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    Here are several of his denarii , plus a dupondius of Octavian with his adoptive father...

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  12. Valentinian

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    We remember Augustus two thousand years later. The Roman remembered him frequently under Tiberius and occasionally thereafter. Here is a page with a few commemoratives:

    One of my favorites on the page is this one:

    As. 28 mm. 9.95 grams.
    Struck c. 22/23 - 30 under Tiberius.
    Radiate head of Augustus left
    Altar enclosure with double-paneled door,
    large "S C" on either side.
    PROVIDENT below.
    Lovely red patina. (On my screen the color is true.)
    RIC 81, page 99.
    Sear I 1789.

    ex Clark's (that is, Dan Clark) Ancient coin auction, May 22, 1981, lot 44.
    ex Sepcos List 26, 1978.

    Once again, the site:
  13. Fugio1

    Fugio1 Supporter! Supporter

    My only coin of Augustus, for now -
    Silver Denarius
    Obverse: AVGUSTUS DIVI F; Bare head r.
    Reverse: Apollo Citharoedus in long drapery, stg. l., r. holding plectrum, l. lyre; IMP to l., X to r.; ACT in exergue.
    Mint: Lugdunum
    Weight: 3.88 gm.
    Reference: RIC 171a (Lugdunum), BMC 461, RCV 1611, RSC 144
    Provenance: Jonathan Kern, February 23, 1987.
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  14. robinjojo

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    I'm home now. All my images are on a hard drive on my PC. Okay, I know this is very old fashion, but at least I am not using a wax cylinder anymore, and I do have a land line, a vast improvement and upgrade over my previous setup of two coffee cans connected by a string, so, I'm getting there, technology-wise.

    Here's my lone coin with Augustus on the obverse, shared with Agrippa, with a chained croc on the reverse.

    AE As
    10-14 AD
    12.02 grams

    D-Camera  Augustus, Agrippa As Nemausus, Gaul. c. AD 10-14. 12.02g Roma 82, 870 6-4-21.jpg
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  15. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

    An excellent showing of coins from Augustus - here's one from before Actium.
    Octavian Deanrius IIVIR.jpg
    Roman Republican, the Triumvirs, Octavian, 36 BCE, AR denarius (17.5mm, 3.25 g, 5h), Southern or central Italian mint
    Obv: IMP CAESAR DIVI F III VIR ITER R P C, bareheaded and bearded head right
    Rev: COS ITER ET TER DESIG, tetrastyle temple of Divus Julius: statue of Julius Caesar as augur standing within temple; DIVO • IVL on architrave, star within pediment, figures along roof line; lit altar to left
    Ref: Crawford 540/2; Sydenham 1338; RBW 1829
    Note: two banker's marks to the right of Octavian's ear, and a link to a write-up of my Coins of the 2nd Triumvirate.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2021
  16. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    Agreed. Sometimes I sit down in my favorite armchair with a beer and admire coins showed in a thread: It really feels like I'm visiting a MUSEUM !
  17. IMP Shogun

    IMP Shogun Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Shogun's wing of the museum. Here you'll find early copper As of Augustus from Rome, Spain and Lugdunum.

    Not sure if it shows but I love this type, before knowing what an imperial coin was I would think of the denarius and these coppers. I would love to have a list of transactions these coins were involved in, from bread to wine to leisure these are the workers that facilitated the economic machine that was the Roman Empire:


  18. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

  19. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

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    This is a wonderful display Dan. Thanks for sharing !
  20. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    RI Augustus 27 BCE-14CE AE As or Semis Spain Celsa Mint 29mm 5.0g Laureate Augustus - Bull RPC271 Cut in ancient times to make change

    Augustus As four countermarks 25-23 mm 9.8g TICA AVG probably for Tiberius Augustus CE14-37 Dolphin

    RI Augustus 27BC-AD14 Æ20 5.5g 12h Apameia Phrygia Magistrate Attalos c 15BC Two corn-ears above maeander pattern RPC I, 3125 SCARCE

    Octavian as Augustus LEFT-Sinister 27 BC–14 AD Quinarius Emerita 25-23 AR 13.5mm 1.79g - P CARISI LEG Victory trophy C 387. RIC 1b SCARCE

    RI Octavian as Augustus 25-23 BCE AR Quinarius RIGHT facing bust Emerita Augusta Sear 1642

    RI Augustus oak crown Agrippa rostral crown L AE Dupondius 26mm 12.6g Type III 9-3 BCE Nemausus chained Croc wreaths RIC I 158

    RI Augustus AR Denarius struck 2 BC-14 AD Caius and Lucius Caesars stdg shield spear S 1578 NGC4276216-007

    RI Augustus Quinarius - possibly Asia Recepta - blank wore-off-rev
  21. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    I'm afraid I don't have much to show here. I would love to have more Imperial denarii and other coins of Augustus (including some from when he was Octavian), but they all seem to be remarkably expensive in decent condition, especially the Octavians. The one affordable denarius type I see all the time is the Gaius-Lucius type, which for whatever reason is much more common than any other.

    Augustus AR Denarius, 19 BCE, Colonia Patricia [Cordoba] Mint. Obv. CAESAR AVGVSTVS, bare head right / Rev: SIGNIS RECEPTIS and SP QR, above and below; aquila (left) & standard (right) flanking shield incribed CL V. RIC I 86, RSC I 265, Sear RCV I 1633. 18mm, 3.8 g. [The Senate awarded Augustus the 'shield of valour' (clipeus virtutis) for recovering the standards lost to the Parthians by Crassus.]

    Augustus denarius - shield reverse (Colonia Patricia).jpg

    Rhoemetalces and Augustus, AE 22 mm., 11 BCE-12 AD, Thrace. Obv. Jugate heads of King Rhoemetalces and his queen Pythodoris right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΡΟΙΜΗΤΑΛΚΟΥ / Rev. bare head of Augustus right, ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ. ); RPC [Roman Provincial Coinage] Vol. I 1711 (1992); RPC I Online at ; Sear GIC Thrace 5396 [D. Sear, Greek Imperial Coins and their Values (Seaby 1982)]; BMC 3 Thrace 4-6 [Poole, R.S., ed. A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, The Tauric Chersonese, Sarmatia, Dacia, Moesia, Thrace, etc., Vol. 3 (London, 1877)]. 22 mm., 8.93 g., 7 h. Ex. London Ancient Coins.

    lightened Thrace Augustus - Rhoemetalces & wife jpg version from London Ancient Coins.jpg

    Augustus AE (Brass) Dupondius, 9-3 BCE, Colonia Augusta Nemausus [Nîmes] (Gallia Narbonensis province) Mint. Obv. Heads of Agrippa left and Augustus right, back to back, with Agrippa wearing combined laurel wreath and rostral crown, and Augustus wearing oak wreath, IMP above heads and DIVI F below [Imperator Divi Filius] / Rev. Crocodile right standing on two palm branches, chained to palm-shoot standing behind it, with tip of shoot leaning to right; wreath above and to left of palm-shoot, with long ties extending behind shoot to right, COL - NEM to left and right of palm-shoot. “Type III” of Augustus & Agrippa/Crocodile coin (see RIC I 158 (p. 52), RPC I 524 (see, Sear Greek Imperial Coins 157 (D. Sear, Greek Imperial Coins and their Values (1982)], Sear RCV I 1730 (ill.). [See Sear RCV I at p. 337: Commemorates conquest of Egypt in 30 BCE; influenced by Augustus’s settlement of veterans of Egyptian campaign in Nemausus after colony was founded in 27 BCE.] 28 mm., 12.09 g.

    COMBINED Augustus & Agrippa - crocodile - COL NEM dupondius.jpg

    Augustus AR Denarius, 2 BCE- 4 AD Lugdunum [Lyons] Mint. Obv. Laureate head right, CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE/ Rev. Gaius & Lucius standing front, each with a hand resting on a round shield, a spear, & in field above, a lituus [curved augural staff] right & simpulum [ladle] left [in "b9"-like formation], AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT (beginning at 4:00); C L CAESARES below. RIC I 207, RSC I 43, Sear RCV I 1597, BMCRE 533. 18 mm., 3.9 g.

    Detail Augustus denarius (Caius & Lucius) (2).jpg

    Augustus, Æ As, 11-12 AD Rome Mint. Obv. IMP CAESAR DIVI F AVGVSTVS IMP XX Bare head of Augustus to left / Rev. PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POT XXXIIII around large S•C. RIC I 471, BMCRE 275, Sear RCV I 1689, Cohen 226. 27 mm., 9.98 g, 7 h. Brown surfaces with some green patina. About very fine. Ex: Nomos, Obolos 11 (December 8, 2018), lot #489.

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