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CL CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT (Caius et Lucius Caesares Augusti Filii Consules Designati Principes Juventutis). Two figures veiled and togated, standing - each holds in his hand a spear, with a buckler resting on the ground; above is a capeduncula and lituus.

2. Rev. C L CAESARES PRINC IVVEN-TVTIS - Each Caesar on horseback, going at a quick rate, lifts

up his right hand. These two silver coins of Roman die, eah hacing a head of Augustus on its obverse, being, in the opinion of Eckhel, invaluable, as serving to illustrate the histroy of both Caesars (see p. 159) he has given the following detailed account (it were superfluous to add, accurate explanation) of them:

Consules Designati
- On this point Tacitus says (annal. i. ch 3) "For he had introduced the sons of Agrippa, Caius and Lucius, into the family of the Caesars, before they had laid aside their youthful praetexta; and, under an affectation of declining these honours, had concealed a vehement desire that they should be entitled Principes Juventutis, and nominated (designari) Consuls." Again, Suetonius (in Aug. ch 64) "And while still mere children he put them forrward in offices of state, and as consules designati sent them forth among the provinces and the armies of the empire." The year in which they became consules designati is fixed by an inscribed marble found at Ancyra, thus "To do me honour, the Roman Senate and people designated them (Caius and Lucius) in their 15th year, consuls, that they might enter upon that office after a lapse of five years." According to these words, Caius, who was born 734 (BC 20), and in 748 (BC 6) would be 15 years of age, was then made consul designatus. On a marble which Cardinal Noris quotes from Panvinius we read respecting the same Caius - "Whom the people created consul in his XIVth year;" and consequently on this latter marble the completed years only are reckoned. And, indeed, Caius did actually, as the marble of Ancyra has it, after the interval of five years, enter upon his consulship in the year UC 754 (AD 1); the year 748 not being taken into

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