Denarius of Augustus struck in 19 or 18 BC, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Spain, Uncertain Mint 1 (perhaps Colonia Caesaraugusta).
At that time Spain was occupied by four legions who required payment in gold and silver coins. The reverse type on this coin depicts the corona civica awarded to Augustus for saving the lives of citizens by ending the Civil Wars.
The corona civica depicted on the reverse of this coin was the second highest Roman military decoration.
Bare head of Augustus facing right; around, CAESAR AVGVSTVS
An oak wreath, the corona civica, it's ties erect at centre dividing the legend OB . CIVIS SERVATOS
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Dr William Howat, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
1984 revised RIC. 40a (1920 edition RIC.255)
[Book] Sutherland, C.H.V. 1984. The Roman Imperial Coinage. I., 25, 44 Pages