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ID:     711366
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     AUGUSTUS
Date Ruled:     27 BC-14 AD
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Date Struck:     BC circa 19-18
Weight:     4.00 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Description:     Head right, wearing oak wreath
Reverse Legend:     CAESAR AVGVSTVS / S-P-Q-R / CL•V
Reverse Description:     Shield inscribed CL•V; laurel branches on either side
Mint:     Spanish
Primary Reference:     RIC 036a
Reference2:     RSC 051
Reference3:     BMCRE 354 var. (laureate bust)
Reference4:     BN -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Superb EF, attractive dark toning with red hues around the devices
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1366 ($3000)Ex Leu 86 (5-6 May 2003), lot 740.In the Res Gestae, Augustus records that the Senate, in giving him the title Augustus, also decreed that the doorposts of his house be officially decorated with laurel, that the corona civica be placed over the door, and that a shield be displayed in the Curia Iulia