Obverse: Bust of Augustus

Reverse: Bull

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Lugdunum
Material: Gold
Denomination: Aureus
Issuing Authority: Augustus
Actual Weight: 7.77 g.
Die Axis: 4
Date: exact 15 BC - exact 12 BC
Dimensions: 20.5 mm.
Region: Gaul
Period: Augustan


Obverse Type: Within a circle, a bull, facing right, head lowered, pawing at the ground and lashing his tail.

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial aureus

Sources Used: BMCRE I, 78, no. 450