Augustus Denarius (27 a.C.-14 d.C.)

Minted in Lugdunu

Obverse: Laureate head looking to the right.

Reverse: Two figures (the young Césares Cayo and Lucio) standing and facing with shields and spears between them. In the field: simpulum and augur stick; with traces of dotted lines dotted around the coin. These wedges of Augustus, made in Lugdunum (Lyon) between 2 BC. And 4 AD. In honour of their adopted sons Caius and Lucius with the name of Caesars, bear on the obverse the legend CAESAR AVGVSTVS [divi f] PATER PATRIAE ("Caesar Augustus son of the divine, father of the fatherland"), and on the reverse C CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IUVENT ("Caesars sons of Augustus appointed consuls and princes of youth").

They appear relatively frequently in Roman contexts of the northwest (in Viladonga 5 copies were found so far) and should have had some survival given their monetary and metallic value.

m (Lyon) between 2 BC and 4 AD.

Cultural context 
Measurements (cm) 
1,8 (Ø max.). 3,16 gr.


  • Viladonga, 27259 - Castro de Rei (Lugo)
    Galicia, España
    N 43º 09' 38.97" W 7º 23' 19.32"
  • 982 870 160

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