Reverse: Gaius and Lucius Caesar with shields and spears; simpulum and lit...

Obverse: Head of Augustus

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Lugdunum
Material: Gold
Denomination: Aureus
Issuing Authority: Augustus
Actual Weight: 7.9 g.
Date: ca. 2 BC - ca. 11 AD
Dimensions: 20 mm.
Region: Gaul
Period: Augustan


Obverse Type: Gaius and Lucius Caesar, togate, standing near frontal, left and right of two round shields. Each rests a hand on a shield. Behind, two crossed spears. Above, a simpulum and lituus.

Donor: Anonymous Gift in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial aureus

Sources Used: BMCRE I, 88 ff.; 513-518; pl. 13; 7 and 8