|Roman Provincial. Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum. Augustus (27 BC-AD14). Hemiassarion, 2 BC(?).|
|Obverse:||ΜΑΓΝΗΤΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΣΙΠΥΛΟΥ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩΙ.
Laureate head of Augustus and draped head of Livia jugate right.
|Reverse:||ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΟΣ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΙΟΥ ΚΙΛΑΣ ΙΕΡΕΥΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ.
Confronted heads of Gaius and Lucius Caesar.
|Dimensions:||AE, 5.35 g, 21 mm, 6h.|
|References:||RPC 2449.14 (this coin);
|Condition:||Obverse slightly off center, dark green patina. Nearly very fine.|
|Provenance:||From a private French collection,
Ex Obolos 7 (2017), 287.
|Comment:||This coin is a very interesting dynastic coin. This is the only coin type featuring Augustus, his wife Livia and the two adoptive sons, Caius and Lucius.
The legend tells us more about the issue: The coin was financed by Dionysios Kilas, son of Dionysios, who was priest of the cult of Augustus. Probably it was issued on occasion of the visit of Caius and Lucius to Magnesia in 2 BC.