Augustus - Augustus of Imperium Romanum from 27 BC to 14 AD
Augustus was was the founder of the Roman Principate and is considered the first Roman emperor, controlling the Roman Empire from 27 BC until his death in AD 14.

He was born Gaius Octavius, and when his maternal great-uncle Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC, Octavius was named as his adopted son and heir.

Augustus restored the outward façade of the free Republic. In reality, he held autocratic power over the Republic as a military dictator. His reign initiated the Pax Romana, and the Roman world was largely free from large-scale conflict for more than two centuries, despite continuous wars of imperial expansion.

Augustus died in AD 14 at the age of 75, probably from natural causes.
Augustus
Emperor Augustus of the Roman Empire

(1) Augustus 31-27 BC
AE unit Amphipolis
Obverse: bare head right; ΚΑΙΣΑΡ / ΘΕΟΥ ΥΙΟΣ
Reverse: Artemis Tauropulos riding bull right; AMΦΙΠOΛEΙΤΩΝ
Ref: RPC I 1626; SNG ANS 164 - 165; SNG ...
(2) Augustus 27 BC - 14 AD
AE unit Philippi
Obverse: bare head right; AVG
Reverse: 2 priests with yoke of 2 oxen right plowing the pomerium (sacred boundary)
Ref: RPC I 1656, Varbanov III 3770, SNG ...
(3) Augustus 27 BC - 14 AD
AE unit Philippi
Obverse: bare head right; AVG
Reverse: 2 priests with yoke of 2 oxen right plowing the pomerium (sacred boundary)
Ref: RPC I 1656, Varbanov III 3770, SNG ...
(4) Augustus 27 BC - 14 AD
Obverse: bare head right; CEB_A_CTOC
Reverse: Athena standing left, holding spear and shield; Π_AIΩNIOY CYNAPXIA ANTI / OXEΩN
Ref: RPC 2834; BMC 28; SNG Munich 76.
(5) Augustus c. 15 BC
Obverse: laureate head right, lituus right; ΣEBAΣTOΣ
Reverse: Zeus Laodicea standing left with eagle and staff; ZEVΞIΣ / ΦIΛAΛHΘHΣ / ΛAOΔIKEΩN
Ref: RPC 2894; SNG Cop. 555.
(6) Augustus c. 15 BC
Obverse: bare bust right seen from behind; ΣEBAΣTOΣ
Reverse: serpent-entwined staff; ZEVΞIΣ / ΦIΛAΛHΘHΣ / ΛAOΔIKEΩN
Ref: RPC I, 477, 2895. SNG von Aulock 38...
(7) Augustus 14-5 BC
Obverse: laureate head right; AVGVSTVS·_DIVI·F·
Reverse: bull right; ·C·V·I·CEL· / II·VIR / L·BAGGIO / (MN)·FESTO
Ref: Villaronga-Benages 3164e, RPC I 273...
(8) Augustus 2-14 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; AVGVSTVS·DIVI·F PATER·PATRIAE·
Reverse: Name and titles of the duoviri around wreath; (MVN)·(AV)GVSTA·BILBILIS / L·COR·C(AL)IDO·L·SEMP.R(VT)ILO II·VIR
Ref: RPC I 129, 395; Alvarez Burgos 164,...
(9) Augustus 27 B.C.-14 A.D.
AE unit Antioch
Obverse: IMP AVGVST TP POT
Reverse: S-C
Ref: None provided
(10) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
Obverse: IMP·AVGVST·TR·POT·, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: S·C inside laurel wreath of eight leaves
Ref: RPC I 4247
(11) Augustus ca. 15 BC
Obverse: ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath, lituus at right (off of flan)
Reverse: ZEYΞIΣ ΦIΛAΛHΘHΣ ΛAOΔIKEΩN, Zeus Laodiceus standing facing left, holding eagle and scepter
Ref: RPC I 2894
(12) Augustus 7 BC
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNIC POT, Bare head left.
Reverse: P LVRIVS AGRIPPA IIIVIR AAAFF. , Large S C
Ref: RIC 427
(13) Augustus 15-16 AD
Obverse: ·DIVVS·AVGVSTVS·PATER, Head of Augustus facing left, wearing crown; star above; thunderbolt in left field
Reverse: Seated female figure, wearing drapery, facing right, feet on stool, holding patera and long scepter; SC in fields
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) Tiberius 73
(14) Augustus 1 AD
Obverse: IMP AVGVST TR POT, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: SC inside an oak wreath
Ref: RPC I 3915
(15) Augustus 7/5 BC
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNIC POT, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: M SALVIVS OTHO IIIVIR A A A F F, Inscription surrounding large SC
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) Augustus 431
(16) Augustus 15-14 BC
Obverse: AVGVSTVS TRIBVNIC POTEST, Inscription in three lines within oak wreath
Reverse: CN PISO CN F IIIVIR AAAFF, Inscription around large SC
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) 381
(17) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
AE unit Lystra
Obverse: IMP AVG, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: CERERIS, Ceres seated facing left, with long torch, and ears of corn with poppies over altar
Ref: RPC I 3540
(18) Augustus 15-13 BC
Obverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: Apollo Citharoedus of Actium standing facing, head to left, holding plectrum in his right hand and lyre in his left; IMP X in fields; ACT in exergue
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) Augustus 171a
(19) Augustus 7/5 BC
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNIC POT, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: P LVRIVS AGRIPPA IIIVIR AAAFF, Inscription surrounding large SC
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) Augustus 427
(20) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
Obverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: M POSTVM ALBIN L PORC CAPIT II VIR Q, Priest standing facing, holding simpulum and branch
Ref: RPC I 170
(21) Augustus 22/23-30AD
Obverse: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, Head of Augustus facing left, wearing crown
Reverse: Altar-enclosure with double panelled door; uncertain ornaments at top; SC in fields; PROVIDENT in exergue
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) Tiberius 81
(22) Augustus ca. 21 BC
Obverse: IMP CAESAR DIVI F, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: A PLAVTIVS PROCOS, Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, containing conical xoanon; semicircular courtyard
Ref: RPC I 3906
(23) Augustus 19-2 BC
Obverse: PER CAE AVG, Bare head of Augustus facing left
Reverse: COLO PATR, Patera, aspergillum, jug, and lituus (priestly implements)
Ref: RPC I 131
(24) Augustus 11-12 AD
Obverse: IMP·CAESAR·DIVI·F·AVGVSTVS·IMP·XX, Bare head of Augustus facing left
Reverse: PONTIF·MAXIM·TRIBVN·POT·XXXIIII·, Inscription around large SC
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) Augustus 471
(25) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
Obverse: PERM CAES AVG, Bare head of Augustus facing left
Reverse: IVLIA TRAD in two lines within oak wreath
Ref: RPC I 108
(26) Augustus 2/1 BC
AE unit Antioch
Obverse: KAIΣAPI ΣEBAΣTΩ APXIEPEI, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: APXIE-PATIKON ANTIOXEIΣ Λ, Inscription in four lines within wreath of an archiereus
Ref: RPC I 4259
(27) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
Obverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, Head of Augustus facing left, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: CAESAR AVGVSTA L CASSIO C VAL FEN, Vexillum on base; II VIR to left and right
Ref: RPC I 311
(28) Augustus 15-after 10 BC
Obverse: CAESAR PONT MAX, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: ROM ET AVG, Front elevation of the Altar of Lyons, decorated with the corona civica between laurels, these being flanked by nude male figures to left and right, Victories on columns facing eachother
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) Augustus 230
(29) Augustus 1 AD
AE unit Paphos | Salamis
Obverse: CAESAR AVG PAT PATR, Head of Augustus facing left, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: C CAESAR AVG F PONT COS, Bare head of Gaius Caesar facing right
Ref: RPC I 3912
(30) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
Obverse: ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΠΙΚΕΩΠ, Inscription in two lines within laurel wreath
Ref: RPC I 1561
(31) Augustus 25-23 BC
Obverse: AVGVST, Bare head of Augustus facing left
Reverse: P CARISI LEG, Victory standing facing right, crowning trophy of captured arms, dagger and curved sword at base
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 1b
(32) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
Obverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: MVN ERCAVICA, Bull standing facing right
Ref: RPC I 459
(33) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
Obverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: C VAR RVF SEX IVL POL II VIRQ, Simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex
Ref: RPC I 167
(34) Augustus ca. 25 BC
AE As Unknown mint
Obverse: CAESAR, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: AVGVSTVS, Inscription inside laurel wreath
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 486...
(35) Augustus ca. 25 BC
AE As Unknown mint
Obverse: CAESAR, Bare head of Augustus facing right; TI.CAE and AVG rectangular punches
Reverse: AVGVSTVS, Inscription inside laurel wreath
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 486...
(36) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
Obverse: PERM CAES AVG, Bare head of Augustus facing left
Reverse: IVLIA TRAD in two lines within oak wreath
Ref: None provided
(37) Augustus ca. 25 BC
AE As Unknown mint
Obverse: CAESAR, Bare head of Augustus facing right; TI.CAE and AVG rectangular punches
Reverse: AVGVSTVS, Inscription inside laurel wreath
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 486...
(38) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
AE unit Lampsakos
Obverse: CEBACTOY, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: ΛAMΨAK, Priapus standing facing left
Ref: RPC I 2274
(39) Augustus 25-23 B.C.
AE As Unknown mint
Obverse: CAESAR AVG TRIB POTEST Barehead right
Reverse: P CARISIVS - LEG - AVGVSTI in three lines
Ref: RIC I 15a ; BMCRE 298
(40) Augustus 18 B.C.
Obverse: AVGVSTVS TRIBVNIC POTEST Legend in oak wreath
Reverse: C . ASINIVS IIIVIR A A A F F around S C
Ref: c.f. RIC 372
(41) Augustus 25-23 BC
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVST TRIB (or TRIBVN or TRIBVNI) POTEST, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: P. CARISIVS LEG AVGVSTI, Inscription in three lines
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 23,...
(42) Augustus 18BC
Obverse: CAESARI AVGVSTO, laureate head left
Reverse: domed tetrastyle temple of Mars Ultor, in which stands triumphal currus right, containing legionary eagle and surmounted by four miniature galloping horses; SPQ[R] across field
Ref: RIC 120; BMC 386
(43) Augustus 15 BC
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVSTVS TRIBVNIC POTEST, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: L SVRDINVS IIIVIR AAAFF, Inscription around large SC
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 386
(44) Augustus 27 BC-14 AD
AE unit Cyzicus
Obverse: Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: K Y Z I surrounding torch within wreath
Ref: RPC I 2244
(45) Augustus 15-13 BC
Obverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI•F, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: Bull butting to the right; IMP•X in exergue
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 167...
(46) Augustus 2 BC- 14 AD
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right.
Reverse: C • L • CAESARES • in exergue, AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Gaius and Lucius Caesar, on left and right, standing facing, each togate and resting a hand on one of two shields, spears behind; above, on left, lituus right, and on right, simpulum left.
Ref: RIC I 210; RSC 43c
(47) Augustus 27 BC-19 AD
Obverse: CAISAR, bare head right.
Reverse: CA inside an inner circular border, all within a laurel wreath.
Ref: RPC 2232; RIC 498
(48) Augustus 27 BC–14 AD
AE unit Tyras
Obverse: KAICAPOC CEBACTOY, laureate head left.
Reverse: TYPA-NωN, eagle standing right, wings spread.
Ref: Anokhin 61 (Vespasian); RPC Supp. 2...
(49) Augustus 37-41 AD
Obverse: ΘEOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Head of Divus Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: AΦPOΔIΣIEΩN, Cult statue of Aphrodite
Ref: RPC I 2844
(50) Augustus 10-6 BC
Obverse: laureate head right; CAESAR__PONT MAX
Reverse: front elevation of the Altar of Lugdunum, decorated with the corona civica between laurels, these being flanked by nude male figures, Victories on columns, facing one another; ROM ET AVG
Ref: RIC I 230, BMCRE I 549, SRCV I 1690...
(51) Augustus 2 BC - 4 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; CAESAR AVGVSTVS__DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Reverse: Lucius Caesar and Caius Caesar facing, wearing toga, holding shield on the ground and spear, simpulum and lituus (b9) above; AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT / C L CAESARES
Ref: RIC I 207, RSC I 43, BMCRE I 533, B...
(52) Augustus 22-30 AD
Obverse: radiate head left; DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Reverse: altar wtih double panelled door; S__C / PROVIDENT
Ref: RIC I Tiberius 81, BMCRE I 146, Coh...
(53) Augustus 25 - 23 BC
AE unit Emerita
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVS TRIBVNIC POTES / Head bare right
Reverse: P CARISIVS LEG AVGVSTI in three lines across
Ref: RIC 19 var, BM-301 (obv. leg incomp...
(54) Augustus 8 BC
Obverse: laureate head right; AVGVSTVS__DIVI•F
Reverse: Caius Caesar on horseback riding right, holding sword and reins; to left, aquila right between two signa; C•CAESAR / AVGVS•F
Ref: RIC I 199, BMCRE I 500, RSC I 40
(55) Augustus 9 BC
Obverse: altar; III•VIR•A•A•A•F•F•
Reverse: cornucopiae; LAMIA SILIVS ANNIVS / S__C
Ref: RIC I 422
(56) Augustus 27-23 BC
Obverse: head right; CAESAR
Reverse: legend within laureate wreath; AVGVSTVS
Ref: RPC I 2235/RPC I 4100?, McAlee 190,...
(57) Augustus 27 BC - 14 AD
AE unit Berytus
Obverse: bare head right; CAESAR
Reverse: Dolphin entwined around trident within laurel wreath
Ref: RPC 4536; Rouvier 486; Sawaya 143
(58) Augustus 14-37 AD
Obverse: laureate head right; TI AVGVS DIVI AVGVSTI F IMP CAESAR
Reverse: bull right; L·F(VL)·SPARSO / L·S(AT)VRNINO / M·C·I II / VIR
Ref: RPC I 448
(59) Augustus 9 BC
Obverse: LAMIA SILIVS ANNIVS, Clasped hands holding caduceus
Reverse: III VIR AAAFF surrounding large SC
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 420
(60) Augustus 15-10 BC
Obverse: IMP CAESAR, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: AVGVSTVS, Eagle standing facing with wings spread, head to left
Ref: RIC I (Second Edition) Augustus 227...
(61) Augustus 27 BC - AD 14
AE unit Amoriun
Obverse: Bare head right; lituus to right.
Reverse: Eagle standing right on uncertain object (thunderbolt?); long caduceus diagonally behind.
Ref: RPC I 3233
(62) Augustus 17 BC-14 AD
Obverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: C V I CEL L BAGGIO MN FESTO II VIR, Bull standing facing right
Ref: RPC I 273
(63) Augustus 2 BC
Obverse: laureate head right; ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ
Reverse: Tyche seated right holding palm, below rivergod Orontes swimming right; EΤΟΥΣ__ΝΙΚΗΣ / ΘK / (ΥΠΑ) ΙΓ / (AVT)
Ref: RPC I 4155; Prieur 54
(64) Augustus after 12 BC
Obverse: PERMISSV CAESARIS AVGVSTI P M; Bare head of Augustus facing left
Reverse: LIBERALITATIS IVL EBOR; Patera, aspergillum, jug, simpulum, and knife
Ref: RPC I 50
(65) Augustus 15-after 10 BC
Obverse: CAESAR PONT MAX, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: Altar of Lugdunum, highly decorated with corona civica, laurels, and nude male figures; Victories flanking; ROM ET AVG in exergue
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) Augustus 230; BMC 5...
(66) Augustus ca. 21 BC
Obverse: IMP·CAESAR·DIVI·F·, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: A PLAVTIVS PROCOS, Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, in which conical xoanon; semi-circular courtyard
Ref: RPC I 3906
(67) Augustus ca. 21 BC
AE Quadrans? Salamis?
Obverse: IMP CAES DIVI F AVGVSTVS, Bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: A PLAVTIVS PROCOS, Zeus Salaminios standing facing, holding philae and scepter; eagle rests on left wrist
Ref: RPC I 3907 corr. (obv. insc.)
(68) Augustus 2 BC-4 AD
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath
Reverse: C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Gaius and Lucius Caesar standing, each, wearing togas, resting hand on shield and spear, simpulum, right, and lituus, left, flanking, left and right respectively
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) Augustus 207
(69) Augustus | Agrippa 9-3 BC
Obverse: Head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown, and head of Augustus right, wearing oak wreath IMP / DIVI F
Reverse: Chained crocodile standing right; palm and filleted wreath behind COL_NEM
Ref: RIC I 158, RPC I 524, SNG Cop 699, ...
(70) Augustus | Agrippa 20-10 BC
Obverse: IMP DIVI F, Head of Agrippa facing left, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, bare head of Augustus facing right
Reverse: COL NEM, Crocodile chained to palm-shoot with tip right; above palm-tip left a wreath with long ties
Ref: RIC I (2nd Ed.) Augustus 155
(71) Augustus | Cn. Piso Cn. f. 15 BC
Obverse: corona civica, two laurel branches around; OB / CIVES / SERVATOS
Reverse: legend around S C; •CN•PIƧO•C N F•III VIR•A•A•F•F
Ref: RIC I 380 (R2), BMCRE I 139, Cohen ...
(72) Augustus | P. Carisius c. 25-23 BC
Obverse: bare head right; AVGVST
Reverse: Victory standing right, placing wreath on a trophy consisting of helmet and cuirass; dagger and sword hilt at base of trophy; P CARIS_I__LEG
Ref: RIC 1a; sear5 1642; RSC 386
(73) Augustus | Tiberius 4-14 AD
Obverse: Laureate head of Augustus right; ΘEΣΣAΛON_IKEΩN
Reverse: Bare head of Tiberius right; TIBEPIOΣ__KAIΣAP
Ref: RPC 1565; Moushmov 6683, SNGCop 400...
(74) Augustus | Tiberius 4-14 AD
Obverse: Laureate head of Augustus right; ΘEΣΣAΛONI_KEΩN
Reverse: Bare head of Tiberius right; TIBEPIOΣ__KAIΣAP
Ref: RPC 1565; Moushmov 6683, SNGCop 400...
(75) Julius Caesar | Augustus 27 BC - 14 AD*
Obverse: bare head of Julius Caesar right; ΘEOC
Reverse: bare head of Augustus right; ΘEΣΣAΛO_NIKEΩN
Ref: RPC I 1555
(76) Nero | Augustus 66-67 AD
Obverse: Radiate bust of Nero left, wearing aegis; NEPΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AY L / IΓ
Reverse: Radiate head of Augustus right; ΘEOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ
Ref: Dattari 184; Milne 251; Curtis 65; ...
(77) Rhoemetalces I | Augustus 11 BC - 12 AD
AE unit Thrace
Obverse: Diademed head of Rhoemetlalces I right; BAΣIΛEΩΣ__POIMHTAΛK_OY
Reverse: Bare head of Octavian Augustus right; KAIΣAPOΣ__ΣEBAΣTOY
Ref: RPC I 1718; Youroukova 194; BMC Thr...