and Divus , , 36 B.C., , Gaul
was originally founded as the Roman city , a name invoking prosperity and the blessing of the gods. The city became increasingly referred to as by the end of the 1st century A.D. The etymology of is a latinization of the Gaulish place name Lugodunon. While dunon means , the source of Lug is uncertain. The most commonly offered meaning is the god named Lug. During the Middle Ages, was transformed to by natural sound change.RR70870. Bronze , 515, 7, 689, F, 16.797 g, maximum 29.9 mm, 0o, ( , France) mint, 36 B.C.; IMP DIVI , two heads back to back: laureate of Divus to left and of to right; between them branch with its tip bent to right over Octavian's ; Prow of galley to right, ornamented with an eye and ; superimposed on globe and above deck, below; ; $600.00 (€534.00)
Roman Republic, , Triumvir & , and Ti. Sempronius Gracchus, Consul Desig., 40 B.C.
Though Gracchus' coin inscriptions indicate he was designate, nothing else is known of his life. The , , plow and surveyor's rod allude to Octavian's resettlement of some 40,000 retiring veterans after the Battle of . This may have been struck to fund the resettlement.RR79809. Silver , 525/2, 1127, I Rome 4314, 326, 523 , F, , holed and filled, scratches and marks, 3.700 g, maximum 19.1 mm, 315o, Rome mint, 40 B.C.; DIVI ·F (son of the divine Julius), of right, wearing slight beard; TI·SEMPRON (above), GRACCHVS (below), Q DESIG (upward on left), (upward on right), legionary and , plow and decempeda (surveyor's rod), ( ) in lower inner ; very ; $350.00 (€311.50)
Roman Republic, , and Consul, 29 - 28 B.C.
The depicts establishing the pomerium, or sacred boundary, around the city of Nicopolis (the name means city of ) in , which he founded near the site of his Actian base camp.RR77159. Silver , 117, 272, 424, II Rome 4363, 638, 1560, F, light , slightly off center, light marks, 3.770 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 180o, Italian (Rome?) mint, 29 - 28 B.C.; laureate of the Actian right; , as and the city founder of Nicopolis in , plowing with yoke of two oxen right, laureate and veiled, reins in right hand, whip in left hand, IMP in ; $280.00 (€249.20)
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