|Authorities paid a farmer 773k euros ($904k) for a bronze horse head dating to Roman times found on his land in 2009. The head, part of a statue of the emperor Augustus, was found in Lahnau in western Germany.|
|The life-sized bronze Roman horse's head was found at the bottom of a well. The cast-bronze head, which weighs 25 kilograms, is among the best-preserved Roman bronzes in the world. It was once covered in gold leaf. A depiction of Mars, the god of war, on the horse's halter make it the mount of an important figure. The state initially paid 48k euros for the relic.|
|Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Capitoline Museum, Rome 176-180 CE|
Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 2 BC-AD 12.
13-14 AD. Laureate head of Augustus.
|Augustus ruled from 16 January 27 BC until his death 19 August AD 14.|