Due to its proximity to the Italian border, Aguntum was one of the earliest Roman settlements in Austria. A thriving centre of commerce and trade founded around 30 BC, Aguntum flourished during the reign of Emperor Constantius II, who features on this elegant fourth addition to our Rome on the Danube series.
* Struck from 90% pure Proof Silver.
* Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
* Presentation Packaging
* The 2011 Proof Silver Aguntum has a limited mintage of only 50,000!
Constantius II’s profile dominates the obverse of the coin, which was designed by engraver Herbert Wähner. Cleverly highlighted against the Dolomites in the background are the remains of a gate located in the artisan quarter of Aguntum, a civilian settlement primarily concerned with trade and commerce situated near present day Lienz in the East Tyrol. Designed by Helmut Andexlinger, the reverse depicts a market scene in Aguntum. In the foreground a vendor offers some earthen vessels to a woman for purchase, while two passersby stroll past in the background, which also details part of the forum. Coin Design by: Helmut Andexlinger / Herbert Wähner.
Superbly struck in Proof quality with a maximum mintage of 50,000 pieces, each coin comes in a protective transparent acrylic capsule and a presentation box containing a numbered certificate of authenticity. For those keen to complete the whole six-coin collection a superb wooden case bearing the portrait of Marcus Aurelius is also available for purchase.
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