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Some have seen his rule as a diarchy

Some have seen his rule as a diarchy - , Wasthisthecase?...

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Some have seen his rule as a diarchy, whereby he divided power between himself and the Senate.  Was this the case? Examples of this idea would be that there were two treasuries—the  aerarium,  for the Senate, and the  fiscus,  for Augustus. Similarly, there were two mints, one for the Senate,  and one for Augustus, at Luqdunum (Lyons). More fundamentally, though, it was not a diarchy:  Augustus divided up the work, but not the real power. For example, while the senatorial mint  made copper and bronze coins, only Augustus' mint crafted gold coins, so essential to the  Empire's fiscal system. Also, while the  aerarium  received most provincial moneys, the  fiscus  at  times was able to come to its aid. Indeed, diarchy did not characterize the division of provinces. 
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