Mint? 20/19 BCE

 

Obverse

TYPE: bust of Augustus laureate

 

Reverse

TYPE: CL(ipeus) V(irtutis) flanked by laurel

LEGEND: CAESAR AVGVSTVS SPQR

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The type and legend feature three of the honors conferred on Augustus by the senate and people of Rome (cf SPQR) in 27 BCE: the shield of virtue (clipeus virtutis), the laurel that flanked the doorway of his house, and the name/title Augustus. (see previous page)