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Woods, D.
2014
December
Revue Suisse de Numismatique
Caninius Gallus on Agrippa the Comes Augusti
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Caninius, Agrippa, Augustus, denarius, coin, moneyer
93
51
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In 12 BC, the moneyer L. Caninius Gallus issued a denarius depicting a bare-headed Augustus on the obverse and a cippus inscribed C·C / AVG / VS / TI on the reverse (RIC I2, Augustus no. 418). This paper surveys several earlier interpretations of this inscription before arguing that it should probably be expanded to read C(omiti) C(aesaris) AVGVSTI ‘To the companion of Caesar Augustus’, so recording the dedication of the cippus in honour of the recently deceased Agrippa, the former chief advisor and colleague of Augustus.
Bern, Swizerland
0035-4163
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