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Nomos 9

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731520. Sold For $395

AUGUSTUS. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius (3.81 gm). Struck 2 BC-4 AD. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head of Augustus right / AVGVSTI F [COS DESIG PRIN]C IVVENT, C L CAESARES in exergue, Caius and Lucius Caesars standing facing, shield and spears between them; simpulum and lituus above. RIC I 207; BMCRE 519; RSC 43. Good VF. $395.

This type was struck to celebrate Gaius and Lucius Caesars, the sons of Marcus Agrippa, as heirs to the imperial throne. Gaius became Princeps Iuventutis in 5 BC and Lucius in 2 BC. Their deaths in 4 AD and 2 AD, respectively, led to the eventual promotion of Tiberius as heir apparent.