Quadrans - Augustus AVGVSTVS

Features

Issuer RomeRoman Empire (27 BC - 395 AD)
Emperor Augustus (Caius Octavius) (27 BC - 14 AD)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 15 BC - 10 BC
Value 1 Quadrans = ¼ As = 1⁄64 Denarius
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.6 g
Diameter 18.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
247689
References RIC I# 227,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland, Robert A. G. Carson; 1984. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 1. Augustus – Vitellius (31 BC–AD 69) (1923 revised edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.1(2).aug.227
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Augustus, laureate, right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: IMP CAESAR

Translation:
Imperator Caesar.
Supreme commander (Imperator) and Caesar.

Reverse

Eagle standing front, head left, with wings spread.

Script: Latin

Lettering: AVGVSTVS

Translation: Augustus.

Mint

Lugdunum, Gaul, modern-day Lyons, France (15 BC–AD 78; 196–197; 274-413)

Comments

Mass varies: 2.04–3.86 g;
Diameter varies: 17–19.5 mm;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Country: France
Languages : French
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