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As (Coin) of Deified Augustus
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As (Coin) of Deified Augustus

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Description Obverse: Radiate head of Augustus, left, surrounded by legend "Divine Augustus Father." Reverse: Ara Providentiae Augusti (Altar of the 'Forethought' of Augustus) with doors closed and S C (senatus consultum) on either side; in exergue, Provident(iae). This copper alloy coin was worth 1/400 of a gold coin (aureus). It was issued under the authority of the emperor Tiberius (reigned 14-37 CE) in honor of his step-father and predecessor, Augustus (reigned 27 BCE-14 CE).
  • From Rubens to the Grand Tour. Academy Art Museum, Easton. 2015.
Provenance Harold Landon [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1943, by gift.
Inscriptions Obverse: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER Revers: S C; in exergue, PROVIDENT
Credit Gift of Harold Landon, 1943

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14-37 CE (Roman Imperial)
copper alloy, struck
(Coins & Medals)
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Diam: 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm)


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