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Live auction - brm_541996 - AUGUSTUS As

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Estimate : 380 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 July 2019 14:30:28
Type : As
Date: 34-37
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 11,60 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré à l’usure régulière. Joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso


Obverse legend : DIVVS. AVGVSTVS. PATER.
Obverse description : Tête radiée d'Auguste à gauche (O1).
Obverse translation : “Divus Augustus Pater”, (le divin Auguste père).


Reverse legend : S|C.
Reverse description : Aigle debout de face sur un globe la tête à droite, les ailes déployées.


Ce type avec la tête radiée n’est pas un dupondius, mais un as. Il est possible que l’aigle du revers ait appartenu à une statue qui se trouvait dans le temple de Jupiter Capitolin.

Historical background


(August 19, 14 +)

Consecration of Tiberius

Augustus died August 19, 14 AD Nola. He was immediately deified by the Senate. Tiberius throughout his reign is going to hit a major counterfeiting consecration using the image of his adoptive father and stepfather to consolidate his power.

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