Reproduction Dupondius of Augustus - Varus
Obverse: Bare head of Augustus left; to left, bare head of Caius Caesar right; to right, [bare head of Lucius Caesar to left].
Reverse: Head of Varus, right. Text around P(ublio) QVINCTILI VARI - ACHULLA.
History: Thanks to the friendship of Tiberius, Publius Quinetilius Varus became the proconsul of Africa, which Augustus had left under the jurisdiction of a magistrate chosen by the Senate. Due to the permanence of Varus in Africa, a few coins on which were struck with his name, and a represented a face.
This coin of Augustus was struck at Achulla Byzacanae, by Publius Quinetilius Varus, in 8-7 BC.
Date: Struck at Achulla Byzacanae 8-7 BC