Coins and Antiquities Consignment Shop
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. BOOK SALE!!! 20% - 90% OFF ALL OUR BOOKS UNTIL 1 OCTOBER Over 250 Book Titles - Some Under $1! Shop NOW and save! Welcome Guest. Please login or register. BOOK SALE!!! 20% - 90% OFF ALL OUR BOOKS UNTIL 1 OCTOBER Please call us if you have questions 252-646-1958. Shop NOW and save!

Catalog Main Menu
Fine Coins Showcase

Antiquities Showcase
Recent Additions
Recent Price Reductions

Show empty categories
Shop Search
Shopping Cart
Contact Us
About Forum
Shopping at Forum
Our Guarantee
Payment Options
Shipping Options & Fees
Privacy & Security
Forum Staff
Selling Your Coins
Identifying Your Coin
FAQs
   View Categories
Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > The Twelve Caesars > Augustus > SH84728
Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
This type commemorates the naval victory at Actium in which Octavian won a decisive victory over Mark Antony and Cleopatra on 2 September 31 B.C. Augustus paid special honors to Apollo Actius, whose temple at Actium commanded a view of the bay where the combat took place. After his victory, he enlarged both this sanctuary and the town of Actium. Across the straight from Actium, on the site of his campsite prior to the naval engagement, Octavian founded the city of Nicopolis. At Nicopolis, to honor his victory, he erected a war memorial and established games known as Actia or Ludi Actiaci. The Actiaca Aera was established as the new local era with dates computed from the time of the battle.
SH84728. Silver denarius, BnF I 1401, RIC I 171a, RSC I 144, BMCRE I 461, Hunter I 201, SRCV I 1611, Choice Mint State, fantastic mint luster, attractive portrait, excellent centering, some die wear, reverse slightly double struck, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, weight 3.878g, maximum diameter 18.5mm, die axis 180o, 15 - 13 B.C.; obverse AVGVSTVS DIVI F, bare head right; reverse Apollo standing slightly left, head left, plectrum in right hand pointed at feet, Cithara in left hand, IMP - X divided low across field, ACT in exergue; from the Marcelo Leal Collection; SOLD











Catalog current as of Monday, September 25, 2017.
Page created in 0.499 seconds.
Roman Coins