Augustus As, CA (??) in wreath

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  1. pacchardon

    pacchardon Member

    AE As
    Mysia, Pergamum (?)
    Obv: Hd r.
    Rev: CA in wreath

    I'm sure someone would know what the CA in the wreath means. I have had this for probably 40 years but have never seen the answer to this question. I would appreciate someone sharing their wisdom.

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  3. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Just a guess... Caesar Augustus?
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  4. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    “C•A” on the reverse has been interpreted several ways, including Caesaris Auctoritate, Commune Asia, and Caesar Augustus.
    Struck 27 BC, Asia Minor, Uncertain Mint (Antioch)

    Obverse: CAISAR, bare head right.
    Reverse: Large C•A within laurel wreath of ten leaves, between inner and outer borders.
    References: RPC I 2232, Butcher 40
    Size: 21.5mm, 5g
  5. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    there are silver cistophoric tetradrachms from Pergamum with a reverse of the temple of Roma and Augustus and legend of COM(mune) ASIAE. this type is maybe an abbreviation of the same legend.
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