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Augustus RIC I, 86a
Jochen's Augustus RIC I, 86a
Augustus, 27 BC - AD 14
AR - Denar, 3.74g, 19mm
Colonia Patricia(?), ca. 19 BC - 18 BC
obv. CAESAR AVGVSTVS
bare head r.
rev. SIGNIS above, RECEPTIS under round shield inscribed with CL.V between
eagle l. and standard r. S.P.Q.R. at the corners of the shield
RIC I, 86a; BMCR 417; RSC 265
good VF, toned

The eagle standards were introduced by Marius similar to the Ptolemaic eagle to each of his legions. This issue celebrates the recovery of the 3 eagle-standards 20 BC by Augustus (by negotiations), which were lost by Crassus 53 BC at the battle of Carrhae against the Parthians. The 3 eagles thereafter were erected in the new temple of Mars Ultor on the Forum of Augustus. The day of recovery was determined public holiday.
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Potator II  [Nov 12, 2004 at 04:07 PM]
Very nice portrait, und wunderbach tonung !
Corduba  [Jan 12, 2007 at 11:54 PM]
Casi matarŪa por esa moneda, menuda envidia.
M.G.M  [Mar 26, 2007 at 09:05 PM]
A very nice spicement, much better then my own example!!
*Alex  [Apr 23, 2007 at 09:45 AM]
Beautiful toning, beautiful coin.
Noah  [Feb 18, 2008 at 12:21 PM]
excellent example
mathew s  [Mar 13, 2008 at 07:39 PM]
Excellent portrait. Perfect depiction of The Ruleing Caesar of Christs Life, before his death(Tiberius). Great coin.
romeo  [Nov 04, 2008 at 03:28 PM]
thats my dream coin!! beautiful
ben aho  [Apr 15, 2009 at 04:05 PM]
That's not for completing a set, that's for an Augustus collector.
randy h2  [Nov 07, 2009 at 02:43 AM]
its a beauty
dupondius  [Aug 16, 2012 at 06:26 PM]
An unbelievable Augustus denarius! Additionally, a ver beautiful toning!
Paddy  [Mar 01, 2013 at 05:58 PM]
Fantastic toning and great strike. Very good!