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Bust of Augustus with corona civica

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Bust of Augustus with corona civica
Bust of Augustus with corona civica

Roman marble bust of Octavian August, depicting the emperor with the corona civica – on his head awarded to August by the Senate in exchange for appreciating him merit for ending the civil war. The bust is in the Munich Gliptotheque.

Corona civica it was one of the most important decorations in Rome that any Roman could receive for saving another citizen from death in a battle. The crown was made of oak leaves.

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