Obverse: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right
Reverse: AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Caius and Lucius Caesars standing facing, shields and spears between them, simpulum and lituus above, C L CAESARES in exergue
Augustus at the time adopted his two grandsons, Gaius and Lucius, the children of his friend and general Marcus Agrippa. Both were prepared as heirs, but neither survived him, Lucius dying in Gaul in AD 2 and Gaius in Lycia in AD 4. With their deaths Augustus was forced to look for another suitable candidate to succeed him, and selected his stepson, Tiberius.