Octavian/Augustus, Roman emperor, c. 31 B.C. - A.D. 14

Sale catalogs:
Major:
Vecchi 9  (12/97)  MV. MQP. A specialized collection of Augustus. 366 coins of Augustus illustrated within + 5 ppl of enlargements.
    Augustus (= Octavian)
Lanz 88  (11/98)  HV, HQP, "Sammlung Leo Benz" 978 ancients on 43 ppl. + 5 color E. 43 ppl. 886 RR (very high quality Roman Republican, mostly AR), 102 Augustus
    Roman Republican (886), Augustus (102)
Lanz 94  (11/99)  "Sammlung Leo Benz" VHV. VHQP. 694 Roman imperial, Augustus-Commodus, on 40 ppl + 15 ppl of color enlargements.  130 lots of Augustus on plates 1-6.
    Roman imperial Augustus-Commodus (694), Roman AE medallions (14) 

Künker Munzhandlung, Osnabrück, Germany
124  (2007, March 16-17. "Dr. Adolf Wild Collection" MV. HQP.  1966 ancients, all in color (no enlargements). 272 gold (including 10 Celtic, 36 G, 7 RR, 34 RI, 2 DA, 77 Byz, 5 world), 23 Celtic, 298 G, 83 Roman Egypt (Alexandria), 374 RR, 186 Augustus, 246 other twelve Caesars, 458 RI, 13 tessera, 3 DA, 5 Byz
    RR (Roman Republican, 374), Augustus (186), twelve Caesars after Augustus (246)

Minor:
NAC K (2000, March 3) 1118 ancients on 72 ppl. 387 G, 26 aes grave on 5 ppl, 104 RR, 45 Augustus, 561 RI, 3 contorniates, 4Byz
    Augustus (45)


CNG 31  (9/94)  1613 ancients among 1925. 586 G, 268 RR, 355 RI, 239 RP, 101 Byz, 5 Aksum, 49 Turkoman (Spengler/Sayles III), 6 DA, 8 Celtic England, 2 Saxon, 16 lead seals
    Roman Republican (268 including Aes grave), Augustus (25), Turkoman (Spengler/Sayles III, 49)
CNG 49  (3/99)  mbs.  2076 ancients among 2349.  888 G, 250 RP, 59 Roman Egypt, 98 RR, 576 RI (including 59 AE fractions), 6 DA, 103 Byz, Viking 4, 28 Celtic England, 17 English DA, 25 English
    Roman imperial AE fractions (59), Augustus (41)
CNG 57  (4/01)  mbs.  1733 ancients among 1916. 715 G, 50 Ptolemaic AE, 161 RP, 77 RR, 449 RI, 73 Byz, 5 DA, 133 Celtic England, 6 English DA, 51 pennies
    Celtic England (131), Cistophoric tetradrachms (86), Augustus (32), Ptolemaic AE (50)

Portrait article in Numismatic Circular (Spink) 12/96.

 


Books:

Catalog of Coins of the Roman Empire in the Ashmolean Museum, Part I; Augustus (c. 31 BC - A.D. 14), by C. H. V. Sutherland and C. M. Kraay.  Hardcover, folio. 1975
   1507 coins of Augustus, or struck in the time of Augustus, almost all illustrated by casts. Bascially SNG format, with very little discussion. Good indicies. Also very strong for Spain (Roman provincial), Mauritania (Juba, etc.), and Roman Provincial of the East (all only the time of Augustus). 
   If you collect Octavian/Augustus, this is essential.

Of course, BMC I and RIC I.

For a very extensive discussion of the development of the power of Octavian/Augustus and the corresponding coins, see Coinage in Roman Imperial Policy by C.H.V. Sutherland (1951) which was later followed by his The Emperor and The Coinage (1976) which goes over a lot of the same ground.  Many relevant coins are illustrated in each.

The Cistophori of Augustus, by C. H. V. Sutherland.  1970. Hardcover.  RNS Special Publication 5.
    A complete discussion of his cistophori, including 36 page plates and 134 pages of extensive discussion of these few issues.



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