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Roman Imitatives

Ruler(s)/ Period: Augustus
Denomination: Plated (fourrée) imitating a Denarius of Lugdunum
Date of Issue: after 2 BC
Obverse: Laureate head right. "CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F. PATER PATRIAE"
Reverse: Caius and Lucius Caesars standing facing, standing, shields and spears between them. Simpulum top left, lituus to right. "AVGVSTI F. COS. DESIG. PRINC. IVVENT." In exergue: "C.L. CAESARES"
Reference: RCVM 1597, RSC 43c, RIC 208
Weight: 2.5 gms
Diameter: 18.4 mm


This coin is a contemporary forgery. It was made with a copper flan covered with a thin covering of silver, before being struck. Only a very small amount of copper can be seen at the edge of this coin. These coins are very well made in good style and some have speculated that they may be products of an official mint.

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