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brm_468916 - OCTAVIAN Denier

550.00 €(Approx. 605.00$ | 484.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 35-34 AC.
Mint name / Town : Italie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,70 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, bien centré. Très belle tête d’Octave avec la chevelure bien visible. Usure régulière au revers sur le bouclier avec une frappe un peu faible sur la légende. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection AJRR


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête nue d'Auguste à droite (O°).


Reverse legend : IMP/ [C]AE-SAR/ DIVI. F.
Reverse description : Bouclier votif.
Reverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Divi Filius”, (Imperator césar fils du divin).

Historical background


(63 BC - 27 BC) Caius Julius Cæsar Octavianus

Octave, born September 23, 63 BC to Thurium, was adopted by his uncle, Julius Caesar, in 45 BC After Caesar's death, he formed the second Triumvirate with Mark Antony and Lepidus and was one of the architects of proscriptions which cost the lives of Cicero in 43 BC In 42 BC, Brutus and Cassius were defeated at Philippi, where they committed suicide. After the naval battle of Actium (31 BC) and the conquest of Egypt the following year, Octavian in Rome celebrated a triple triumph (13-15 August 29 BC). That year was held the dedication of the temple of Julius Caesar.

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