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Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.
"The Julian Star" appeared in the sky during the funeral games for Julius Caesar in July 44 B.C. It was a comet and the Romans believed it was a divine manifestation of the apotheosis of Julius Caesar.
SH84740. Silver denarius
, RIC I
37a (S), BMCRE I
323, RSC I
98, BnF I
1293, Hunter I
139, SRCV I
1607 var. (head
left), Choice near Mint State
, mint luster, well centered
, excellent portrait, slightest die wear, some legend
a little weak, probably Caesaraugusta (Zaragoza, Spain) mint, weight
3.723g, maximum diameter
20.7mm, die axis
, 19 - 18 B.C.; obverse CAESAR AVGVSTVS
left, wearing oak wreath
comet of eight rays, a central dot and flaming tail upwards, DIVVS
- IVLIVS horizontal divided flanking across the field
at center; from the Marcelo Leal Collection; scarce
Catalog current as of Sunday, October 22, 2017.
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