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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Denomination

    • dupondius
  • Description

    Copper alloy coin.(obverse) Head of Tiberius, laureate, right.
    (reverse) Front elevation of the Altar of Lyons, decorated with the corona civica between two laurels, these being flanked by nude male figures; to left and right, Victories on columns, facing one another.

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 12-14
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 12.31 grammes
    • Die-axis: 1 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

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  • Curator's comments

    The altar depicted is that set up as the central point of the "Concilium Galliarum" and is likely to have been dedicated by Augustus on 1 August 10 BC, (the same day of the birth in that city of the future emperor Claudius).

    The initial series of aes bearing a representation of the Altar extended over the following three or four years. The 'Altar II' series, including issues in the name of the imperial heir Tiberius, was instituted about AD 9 and continued to the end of the reign.


  • Bibliography

    • RIC1 244, p.58 (type) bibliographic details
    • RE1 584, p.96 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number


  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RE1p96.584
Copper alloy coin.

Obverse & Reverse

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