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Live auction - brm_566161 - AUGUSTUS and CAIUS Aureus

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Estimate : 7 500 €
Price : 4 500 €
Maximum bid : 4 500 €
End of the sale : 10 March 2020 14:39:23
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Aureus
Date: 8 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : gold
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 7,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré des deux côtés. Fine usure régulière. Joli revers ainsi qu’un agréable portrait d’Auguste. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection A. L


Obverse legend : AVGVSTVS - DIVI F.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Auguste à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Augustus Divi Filius”, (Auguste fils du divin [Jules]).


Reverse legend : C. CAES// AVGVS F.
Reverse description : Caius César, galopant à droite, tenant une javeline de la main droite et un bouclier de la main gauche ; derrière, une aigle légionnaire “aquila” tournée à droite entre deux enseignes “signa”.
Reverse translation : “Caius Cæsar// Augusti Filius”, (Caius César fils d’Auguste).


Pour ce type, J.-B. Giard a recensé 32 exemplaires avec 24 coins de droit et 24 coins de revers (Giard/L1. 68).

Historical background


Caius was born in 20 BC, son of Julie and Agrippa son and grandson of Augustus. It was adopted with his brother born in 17 BC by Augustus in 17 BC In 5 BC, Caius the Elder received the toga, "toga virilis" to fifteen only. He was then admitted to the Senate and was with his brother the title of "Principles Iuventutis" princes of youth. In 1 BC, he married Liville, daughter of Nero Drusus and Antonia. He took the consulship in 1 AD and was sent to East make a tour of inspection. Seriously wounded at the siege Artagira (2 AD), he died in 4 AD to Limyra (Lycia) as a result of his injuries.

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