Roman Silver & Bronze
Lot 3636 Roman Silver & Bronze
AUGUSTUS, (27 B.C. - A.D. 14), silver denarius, Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Caesar Augusta), issued 19-18 B.C. (3.85 grams), obv. laureate head of Augustus to right around CAESAR AVGVSTVS, rev. S.P.Q.R. / CL .V on shield, (S.493, RIC 42a, C.294, BMC 335). Banker's mark IV on neck on the obverse, otherwise very fine and rare.
Ex. B.A. Seaby, London, March 1989. In 27 B.C. Octavian 'transferred the State from his own control to that of the Roman Senate and People' (Res Gestae 34.1). He received in turn from the grateful Senate and People the title 'Augustus'. A golden shield the `Clipeus Virtutis' (CL V on the coin) was set up in the Julian Senate house to honour his Virtus, Clementia, Justitia and Pietas. These symbols of honour were commemorated on coins issued throughout the Empire.
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AUGUSTUS, (27 B.C. - A.D. 14), silver denarius, Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Caesar Augusta), issued ...