Aureus - Augustus L CANINIVS GALLVS OB C S

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 12 BC
Value Aureus = 25 Denarii
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Gold
Weight 8 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 247900
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC I# 419,
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.419
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Augustus, bare, right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: AVGVSTVS DIVI F

Translation:
Augustus Divi Filii.
Augustus, son of the divine.

Reverse

Double closed door flanked by laurel-braches; above, laurel-wreath.

Script: Latin

Lettering: L CANINIVS GALLVS OB C S

Translation:
Lucius Caninius Gallus Ob Cives Servatos.
Lucius Caninius Gallus, saviour of the citizens.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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