, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
The inscriptions tell us this coin was dedicated by the senate and people of Rome to for improving the roads. improved many roads around Rome and personally financed and directed on the Via and the Milvian Bridge over the , where he erected and triumphal arches in his own . In , the old via Herculea was renamed Via Augusta shortly after Augustus' stay in in 27 B.C., perhaps indicating he made improvements to the road during his visit.SH66803. Silver
, 142 (R4), 235, 435, -, VF, slightly grainy, 3.374 g, maximum 17.6 mm, 180o, (?) mint, 17 - 16 B.C.; AVGVSTO CAESARI, left; QVOD MVN SVNT, in four lines between two arches atop a viaduct, each bearing an statue facing center and a ; among the very rarest Augustus' ; extremely ; SOLD
, 2 January - 20 December 69 A.D.
In July 69, learned that the armies of the eastern provinces had proclaimed their commander, , as emperor. , aware that he would be defeated, negotiated terms of resignation, but the praetorians refused to allow him to carry out the agreement, and forced him to return to the palace. When Vespasian's troops entered Rome he was dragged out of a lodge where he was hiding, taken to the fatal Gemonian stairs, and executed. His body was thrown into the according to Suetonius; Cassius Dio's account is that was beheaded and his paraded around Rome, and his wife attended to his burial. "Yet I was once your emperor," were his last words. His brother and son were also killed.SH68884. Silver
, 36, 94, 101, 13, 2191, VF, a few small bumps and scrapes, 3.467 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 180o, mint, Jan - Jul 69 A.D.; A IMP GERMAN, laureate left, globe with palm-branch at point of ; (the of the Emperor), flying left, wings raised overhead, small round inscribed in right; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; ; SOLD
, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D.
The of this to a Spanish mint is based in on stylistic similarities to Spanish issues of .SH63457. Silver
, 1340, 630, 361, -, VF, , 3.480 g, maximum 18.3 mm, 180o, (?) mint, 69 - 70 A.D.; IMP AVG, laureate left; IMP VESPASIANI, standing left on globe, extended in right, over shoulder in left; ex & Mosch auction 186 (2010), lot 1951; ex Numismatik auction 109 (2002), lot 342; ; SOLD
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