Augustus Gold Aureus 27BC-14AD


Code: ER515

Augustus Gold Aureus 27BC-14AD
Minted at Lugdunum (Lyon) in France
19mm, 7.84g

Reverse shows Gaius & Lucius Caesars. Gaius, together with his younger brother, Lucius Caesar were raised by their grandfather Augustus as his adopted sons and joint-heirs to the empire, though neither outlived Augustus.
Augustus established a monetary system which lasted c.200 years. He standardised the aureus to one forty second of a pound of gold.

This example comes with an old collectors ticket.

1 in stock

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