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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Cyprus| > SH72881
Cyprus, Time of Augustus, 27 B.C. - 14 A.D.
|Cyprus|, |Cyprus,| |Time| |of| |Augustus,| |27| |B.C.| |-| |14| |A.D.|, Augustus' sun sign was Libra. We don't know why he selected the Capricorn as his emblem. Perhaps Capricorn was either his rising sign or his Moon sign. Popular astrology, of the newspaper kind, is sun sign astrology. The ancients tended to attach more importance to the Moon sign and rising signs. Perhaps Augustus selected the Capricorn because it is associated with stern moral authority. Tiberius (born Nov. 13) was a Scorpio.
SH72881. Bronze hemiobol, RPC I 3916; Bank of Cyprus 6; BMC Galatia p. 112, 4 (Commagene); SNG Cop -, Choice EF, beautiful desert patina, Cypriot mint, weight 2.371g, maximum diameter 18.1mm, die axis 0o, 27 B.C. - 14 A.D.; obverse capricorn right, star with six rays above; reverse scorpion left, star with six rays above; SOLD











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