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Augustus RIC I, 322
Augustus 27 BC - AD 14
AR - Denar, 3.83g, 20mm, Rome 19 BC, by moneyer Q Rustius
obv. Q RVSTIVS - FORTVNA, ANTIAT (in ex., hard to see!)
Busts, draped, jugate, r., of Fortuna Victrix, helmeted, holding patera in l.
hand, and Fortuna Felix, wearing stephane;
both busts rest on bar terminating at each end in a ram' s head
A highly ornamented rectangular altar with a bowl on it, inscribed in front
ex.: EX.S.C.
RIC I, 322; BMCR 2
R2; about VF, toned

FORTVNA ANTIATIS, Fortuna of Antium, one of the most important places of Fortuna worshipping, as two goddesses, sisters, FORTVNA VICTRIX, more male, and FORTVNA FELIX, more female. Or as two aspects of only one goddess?
On the rev. the altar of FORTVNA REDVX, erected by the Senatus for the lucky return of Augustus 19BC with the 53 standards from the Parthians in Rome near the Porta Capuana.
Q Rustius celebrates Augustus and his own hometown Antium.
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awl  [Aug 21, 2006 at 05:44 PM]
never saw this before
ROMA  [Oct 13, 2007 at 08:19 PM]
Cool coin, first time ive seen it too!
laney  [Mar 30, 2010 at 11:29 AM]
Ditto. A new treat for me.
SPQR Coins  [Apr 11, 2011 at 07:40 PM]
Excellent coin!