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Type : Denier
Date: 8-7 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,87 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré des deux côtés. Joli revers rehaussé par une agréable patine grise avec des reflets dorés


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 À L’EXERGUE.
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 identifié vingt-et-un coins de droit et vingt-et-un coins de revers pour vingt-six exemplaires.

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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