17BC Denarius – Augustus / Apex Flaminis


The 17BC Denarius - Augustus / Apex Flaminis

Silver Denarius of the Emperor Augustus struck at the Rome Mint of the Moneyer P Licinius Stolo around 17BC. Diameter 19mm and weighs just over 4g.

The Obverse shows the bare head of Emperor Augustus facing right. Legend is "AVGVSTVS TR POT". TR POT is an abbreviation for Tribune of the People (who were known as plebs).

The Reverse shows an Apex flaminis (a cap worn by some Roman priests) between two ancilia (the ancilia were twelve sacred shields kept in the Temple of Mars). "P STOLO" (the moneyer) above, with "III VIR" below. III VIR is a title given to the three men (Triumvir) who are the current mint magistrates of the Roman Republic.

This coin graded as EF.

Image credit: CNG Coins


Mintage: Rare
Minted at Roman Mint.
Augustus (Emperor 27BC-14AD)
Classification: Roman Emperor, Roman Imperial (96-235AD)

Caesar Augustus [IMPERATOR CAESAR DIVI FILIVS AVGVSTVS], also known as Octavian (Gaius Octavius Thurinus), was the first Roman Emperor and considered to be one of the best.

Born on 23 September 63BC, Augustus reigned from 27 BC until his death on 19 August 14AD. He was married three times.
General Description: Roman
The Roman Empire was one of the largest Empires in history, covering most of Europe, Britain, parts of Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. It was in existence from 27BC to 476AD, more than 500 years. And all these places used Roman coins throughout the era.

Originally coins were minted only in Rome, but by the third Century there were mints in other countries too. These mints sometimes produced more than 2 million coins per month to meet demand. Coins typically depicted the Emperor on one side and some other image or letters on the other. During the Empire, more than 10,000 different types of coins were created using copper, silver and gold.

Roman coins are usually classified as:

- Roman Republican Coins (about 300BC - 27BC)
- Roman Imperial Coins (27BC - 96AD)
- Roman Imperial Coins (96AD - 235AD)
- Roman Imperial Coins (235AD - 476AD)
- Roman Provincial Coins

The Denarius was the standard Roman silver coin and there were a range of others. As a guide, in the early republic (after 211BC) there was the Sestertius (=4 denarii), Dupondius (=5), As (=10, a tenner), Semis (=20), Quincunx (=24), Triens (=30), Quadrans (=40), Uncia (=120) and Solidus (=1000, it was gold). Values fluctuated later due to debasement and inflation.

The standard gold coin was the Aureus and was equal to 25 denarii or 100 sestertii. It's not far off the weight of a modern gold sovereign. The Aureus was introduced by Julius Caesar around 49BC and was the principal gold coin until about the 4th century when it was replaced by the gold Solidus.

The great part of this is that you can put together a really nice Roman coin collection with very little money, as many coins (although not all) are common and inexpensive. The coins are the best part of 2000 years old and are exciting to collect.

For more information see our articles:
Which Mint: Roman Mint
The origins of the Rome mint are from the manufacture of a silver coin near to the Temple of Juno Moneta back in 269BC. Juno was the personification of money.

Due to the size of the Roman Empire, Rome could not produce all the coins needed and Roman mints were set up in 27 locations, and there were more than 600 provincial mints scattered about the Empire. During overseas campaigns, Generals such as Caesar and Marc Anthony would mint their own coins to pay their armies.

Mint marks were used on the coins to differentiate the mint of manufacture.
Country of Origin: Roman Empire
The Roman Empire ran from 27BC to 476AD and was the post-Republican period of ancient Rome. It covered a large territory of Europe, Northern Africa, and Western Asia. It was ruled by an Emperor.
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