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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Twelve Caesars| > |Augustus| > SH32173
Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
|Augustus|, |Augustus,| |16| |January| |27| |B.C.| |-| |19| |August| |14| |A.D.|, The Altar of Lugdunum and the Sanctuary of the Three Gauls were dedicated by Augustus on 1 August 10 B.C., the very same day Drusus' son, the future emperor Claudius, was born in Lugdunum. All the notable men of Gaul were invited. Caius Julius Vercondaridubnus, a member of the Aedui tribe, was the first priest of the new imperial cult. The altar, which was engraved with the names of 60 Gallic tribes, was featured prominently on coins from the Lugdunum mint for many years.
SH32173. Orichalcum sestertius, SRCV I 1657, RIC I 231a, Lyon 95, BMCRE I 565, Cohen I 236, nice F, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, weight 24.618g, maximum diameter 36.3mm, die axis 180o, 10 - 14 A.D.; obverse [CAESAR AV]GVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right; reverse ROM ET AVG, front elevation of the Altar of Lugdunum, decorated with the corona civica between laurels, these being flanked by nude male figures, Victories on columns, facing one another; ex CNG 5/08 lot 1699; SOLD











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