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In 20 BC, Augustus scored a diplomatic coup by recovering the legionary eagles and standards (SIGNIS) which had been lost to the Parthians by Crassus in 53 BC, thereby erasing the stain of that earlier military disaster. The treaty also provided for the return of surviving Roman captives, who had been in Parthian hands for 33 years. Augustus refused the Senate's offer of a full Triumph, but allowed his triumphal insignia (an eagle-tipped sceptre, a laurel crown, and his purple cloak) to be displayed in the temple of Mars Ultor. Augustus later ranked this among his proudest achievements, because it was attained without the bloodshed or expense of war. Augustus clearly considered this a great accomplishment and wanted to make sure that it was known throughout the empire, as he issued a number of different coin types commemorating the event.
Augustus. Áureo. 25-22 a.C. (Ric-85). (Cal-273). Anv.: CAESAR AVGVSTVS. Cabeza desnuda de Augusto a derecha. Rev.: SIGNIS / RECEPTIS. Escudo con la inscripción CL V, rodeado por SPQR y entre águila legionaria y estandarte. Au. 7,77 g. Aureus. Magnificent portrait struck in high relief. Specimen of all beauty and extraordinary style. Very rare. Choice extremely fine. Est...22000,00.
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