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ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus, Altar of Lugdunum, Common, 15-10 BC.
Obv: CAESAR PONT MAX
Laureate head, right.
Rev: ROM ET AUG
Altar flanked by two columns, each surmounted by a Victory. On the face of the altar the most central symbol is generally described as a depiction of the 'Corona Civica', a wreath awarded for civil performance. On either side of this there appears to be a tree (probably Laurel). The outside is flanked by two crude figures (dancers?). Top surface arrayed with priestly implements.
As 9.5 gm 22.5 mm Mint: Lugdunum (Lyons) RIC 230, S 1690
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Tiathena  [Jan 23, 2005 at 11:59 AM]
Just lovely! Would love to have one just like it.. ..Feel free to let me know!
Noah  [Apr 29, 2006 at 02:59 AM]
very nice detail on this one!