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Aureus, struck 18-17/16 BC in Spain (Colonia Patricia?).
Obv.: S P Q R CAESARI AVGVSTO, Augustus head, bare, r.
Rev.: QVOD VIAE MVN SVNT, Augustus, crowned by Victory, in horse-quadriga on double arch (adorned with rostra) on viaduct.
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This reverse refers to extensive measures undertaken by Augustus to improve the road systems in Italy. The historian Dio Cassius records the installation of ‘statues on arches on the bridge over the Tiber’ in commemoration of Augustus’ underwriting of the work carried out on the Via Flaminia. David Sear proposes that this scene may depict the Milvian Bridge which carried the Via Flaminia across the Tiber to the north of Rome.