Coin of Augustus

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Acquired in 1910 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 115
collection_code
SCP
credit
date_end
0100-12-31
date_start
0001-01-01
date_text
last century BC to 1st century AD (made)
descriptive_line
Coin, silver, head of Augustus / Sphinx, Roman, 1st century BC to 1st century AD
dimensions
Diameter: 2.41 cm, Weight: 12.01 g
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
From the Salting bequest.
id
258563
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T10:53:08.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T10:53:08.000Z
latitude
32.311141
location
In Storage
longitude
-83.309642
marks
'IMP . CAESAR' 'AVGVSTVS'
materials
Silver
materials_techniques
Silver
museum_number
A.700-1910
museum_number_token
a7001910
object_number
O310888
object_type
Coin
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Coin depicts on the obverse: Inscription. Head of Augustus to right. Border of dots. Reverse: Inscription. A sphinx seated to right. Border of dots.
place
Roman
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This silver coin of Augustus depicts Augustus on obverse and a sphinx on the reverse. It is struck in Asia. The use of the portrait is the most persistent and usually the most striking feature of coins of the Roman Empire. Particularly during the first three centuries of the Empire's existence (27 BC-AD 284) images of historically recorded (and some unrecorded) people appear on the majority of coins. Roman coins acted as a vehicle for the quick and wide-reaching spread of propagandic images of Imperial power, at the centre of which was the embodiment of Rome and all that its Empire stood for, the Emperor himself. Roman coins survive in very large numbers and are frequently found right across Europe, reaching the furthest corners of the Empire.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
coin-of-augustus-coin-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Coin of Augustus
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
100
year_start
1