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02 Augustus RIC I 0037a
Augustus 27 B.C.-14 A.D. AR Denarius. Spanish Mint c. 19-18 A.D. (3.43g, 19.7m, 6h). Obv: AVGVSTVS CAESAR, oak-wreathed head right. Rev: DIVVS IVLIVS, to l. and r. of eight-rayed comet with tail upwards. RIC I 37a. RSC 98.

The Caesaris Astrum, or Star of Caesar, appeared in 44 B.C., mere months after Caesars assassination during the Ludi Victoriae Caesaris. The appearance of the comet was taken as a dramatic sign of the deification of Caesar, and not lost on Augustus as an ongoing propaganda opportunity as this coin demonstrates.
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David Atherton  [Jul 26, 2012 at 10:33 PM]
Astronmomy is a side hobby of mine, so I would love to have this type. Outstanding!
Legatus  [Jul 26, 2012 at 11:45 PM]
Another beauty. VERY DESIRABLE
Jay GT4  [Jul 27, 2012 at 12:51 AM]
Great one
kc  [Aug 04, 2012 at 06:39 AM]
wow very beautiful coin...it is fascinating that the reverse is showing a real happening.
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