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ID number: BIRBI-R0859
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Augustus; M. Sanquinius; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: 17 BC
Diameter (cm): 2.95
Weight (g): 3.88
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 2364. Spink, 1945.
Description: Obverse: Herald in long robe and feathered helmet, standing facing l., in r. holding winged caduceus, in l. round shield with a six-pointed star on it. Reverse: Youthful head of the deified Julius Caesar, wearing laurel wreath; above, comet showing four rays and a tail.
Inscriptions: Obverse: AVCVSTDI … CSΛE (Augustus, Divine Son, Secular Games). Reverse: M.SANQVI NIVS.III.VIR (M. Sanquinius, Three Men)
Bibliography: RIC I 2nd ed. 340
Notes: The inscription is specifically referring to the Secular Games of 17 BC
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