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Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
Strabo wrote, "The Romans possess Lugdunum, founded below a ridge at the confluence of the Arar and the Rhone. It is the most populous of all the other cities except Narbo; for it is a center of commerce, and the Roman emperors strike their silver and gold coinage there." (4.3.2)
RS85086. Silver denarius
, RIC I
167a, BMCRE I
451, RSC I
137, BnF I
1373, Hunter I
197, SRCV I
near Mint State
, well centered
and struck, lustrous, very light rose-gold toning
, some light marks and deposits, Lugdunum
, France) mint, weight
3.606g, maximum diameter
19.4mm, die axis
, 15 - 13 B.C.; obverse AVGVSTVS
DIVIēF, bare head
right, dot border
bull butting right, left foreleg raised, lashing tail, IMPēX in exergue
, linear border
Catalog current as of Thursday, April 25, 2019.
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