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Lot 2356

Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Gold Aureus (7.84 g) minted at Lugdunum, 11-10 BC. Laureate head right of Augustus. Reverse: Apollo Citharoedus standing right, holding cithara and plectrum. RIC 190a [as R3]. A sprinkling of marks on the reverse outside the design. Very Fine. An excellent portrait executed from the new bust sculpted at Gaul by a master artist.

Augustus visited Gaul in 10 BC, at the time this gold aureus was struck. The important mint at Lugdunum was highly connected with the military might stationed in Gaul and Germania. The reverse depiction is of Apollo playing his lyre, associated with the victory at Actium. Lugdunum is now Lyon, France's second largest metropolitan area by population, behind the world famous City of Light.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
Deascensioned from the Museum of World Treasures, Wichita, Kansas.

Realized $5,290

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