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Silver coin with portraits of Augustus, Caius Caesar, Julia and Lucius Caesar

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This artifact is an ancient forgery of a coin minted under C Marius C F Tro, the official moneyer of Emperor Augustus (Octavian). Dating to 13 BC, this coin is from the Roman Imperial period and weighs 2.22 grams.

Although the coin is in poor condition, we can identify the portraits and inscriptions on both sides. The obverse depicts a portrait…