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Altar of Lugdunum
CAESAR PONT MAX
Laureate head of Augustus, right.
ROM ET AVG
Altar flanked by two columns each surmounted by Victory.
Various sacred items on top; mystic symbols to front.
Copper As 22.5 mm 9.5 gm

Augustus took a risky break with tradition by allowing
himself to be the object of cult adoration. To minimize
the affront to his fellow Romans, he permitted the
practice only in the West. Interestingly, the year of
dedication in 10 BC saw the birth of Claudius in the same
place.
Massanutten
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ancientcoins  [Aug 25, 2005 at 04:06 PM]
nice!
*Alex  [Jul 22, 2010 at 01:25 PM]
Great coin, must have missed it when you put it up.