Roman Empire, Augustus, Aureus 2 BC - AD 4, Lugdunum, rare

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Roman Empire. Augustus. Aureus 2 BC - AD 4, Lugdunum. Gold 7.83 g.; 20.3 mm.
Obverse: Head of Augustus, laureate, right. Obverse caption: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE //
Reverse: Gaius and Lucius Caesar standing, each, togate, resting hand on shield and spear, simpulum, right, and lituus, left, flanking, left and right respectively. Reverse caption: C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT

RIC: I-206.

Unfortunately, the coin was mounted as a jewel, as evidenced by two small marks on the edge, at 12h and 6h. Almost uncirculated 50-53

Comment

Rare Aureus, on the obverse very well struck, letting express a striking portrait of Augustus. Reverse well preserved but with the striking off-center upwards.

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