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As of the Deified Augustus
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As of the Deified Augustus

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Description Obverse: Head of Augustus, radiate, left. Reverse: Ara Providentiae Augusti (Altar of the 'Forethought' of Augustus) with doors closed. 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, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1943, by gift.
Inscriptions [Inscription, Latin; obverse] DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER [Translation] Divine Father Augustus [Inscription, Latin; reverse] PROVIDENT(iae) S(enatus) C(onsulto) [Translation] To (the goddess) Forethought, by senatorial decree
Credit Gift of Harold Landon, 1943

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22-30 CE (Roman Imperial)
bronze; struck
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Max diam: 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm)


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