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Julius Caesar and Octavian, Second Triumvirate, 36 B.C., Vienne, Gaul
Vienne is in south-eastern France, 20 miles (32 km) south of Lyon, on the Rhone River. Before the arrival of the Roman armies under Julius Caesar, Vienne was the capital city of the Allobroges. RPC misspells the name, Vienna.
The denomination struck at Vienne was a dupondius and the type was frequently halved to make two asses.
RP88134. Bronze cut half dupondius
(as), cut half of RPC I
517, SNG Cop
-, aF, rough, Gaul, Vienne
13.623g, maximum diameter
29.3mm, 36 B.C.; obverse
IMP / CAESAR DIVI F
, bare heads of Julius Caesar
left [and Octavian
right (off flan
C I V (Colonia
Iulia Viennensis), prow right with superstructure; budget Julius Caesar portrait
Catalog current as of Sunday, April 21, 2019.
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