Augustus, Roman Imperial, Roman Empire


19-16 BCE


Overall: 13/16 in. (21 mm)

Weight: 3.5 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853



Europe, Spain


1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name



Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view


Obverse: Laureate head of Augustus right; CAESAR AVGVSTV[S], left down, right up, outwardly Reverse: Comet with eight rays and tail; DIVVS IVLI*V*S, horizontally across center of field

Course History

LAT 15, Literature of Rome, Simone Oppen, Fall 2019

HUM 3.02, Two Empires under the Sun, Roberta Stewart and Gil Raz, Spring 2019

ANTH 7, Thinking About Empire, Alan Covey, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

Artifacts of the Roman Empire, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 18-November 5, 1990.


Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

Catalogue Raisonne

BMC, Vol. I: no. 357, pl. 7/9

Old Number

HN 179

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