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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    R.6118

  • Denomination

    • denarius
  • Description

    Silver coin.(obverse) Head of Augustus, bare, right.
    (reverse) Double triumphal arch adorned by rostra and placed on a viaduct, surmounted by Augustus standing in a quadriga right, crowned by Victory.

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18BC-16BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 2.77 grammes
    • Die-axis: 3 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        QVOD VIAE.MVN.SVNT
      • Inscription Comment

        anti-clockwise
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        S.P.Q.R.CAESARI AVGVSTO
      • Inscription Comment

        anti-clockwise
  • Curator's comments

    This coin type refers to the extensive measures taken by Augustus to improve the road system in Italy. The depiction on reverse may be that of the Milvian Bridge which carried the Via Flaminia, Italy's great nothern highway, across the Tiber just north of Rome. The historian Dio Cassius records the erection of "statues on arches on the bridge over the Tiber" in commemoration of the emperor's munificence in personally financing the work carried out on the Via Flaminia.

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  • Bibliography

    • RIC1 144, p.50 bibliographic details
    • RE1 433, p.45 bibliographic details
    • RR2 4463, p.40 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    R.6118

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RE1p75.433
    • RR2p40.4463
Silver coin.

Obverse & Reverse

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