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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Augustus

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minted in Spain

Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Augustus
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This silver coin was minted in Spain by the emperor Augustus around 19 or 18 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the obverse of the coin.

The obverse has the bare head of Augustus, facing to the left. He is identified by the legend 'CAESAR AVGVSTVS'. The coin has been struck slightly off centre.

The Romans needed coins for one main purpose - to pay the salaries of her huge military force. They were also used to pay the salaries of her officials and to fund public works and special payments to the poor.

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