This foundation scene of the emperor or priest ploughing out the boundaries of a new city is particularly found on provincial coins of the early emperors (see coin illustration on opposite page). The figure on the above intaglio could well represent the Emperor Augustus himself, in an allusion to the founding of the new Roman state. For a gold aureus of Augustus struck in Rome in 13 B.C., cf. Roman Imperial Coinage, Spink and Son, London, 1984, no. 402, which has a reverse of Augustus with veil, ploughing right with two oxen before a city wall; also no. 272 for a silver denarius of Augustus with similar scene struck in 29-27 B.C.