AR Denarius of Octavian (Augustus) 27 BC.-14 AD., Issues related to the Victory in the battle of Actium, RIC I 271

Ancient Coins - AR Denarius of Octavian (Augustus) 27 BC.-14 AD., "Issues related to the Victory in the battle of Actium", RIC I 271
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Reign

Octavian "Triumvir and Imperator", (Augustus) 27 BC.-14 AD.

Denomination

AR Denarius

Date Struck

Autumn 30 BC. - summer 29 BC.

Mint

Uncertain Italian (Rome?)

Obverse

Laureate head of Octavian, as Apollo right

Reverse

Rostral column ornamented with two anchors and six beaks of galleys, surmounted by a statue of Octavian, holding spear in right hand and parazonium in left; IMP CAESAR across field

Weight

3.68 grams

Diameter

21/20 mm

Reference

RIC I 271; CRI 423; RSC 124 (Augustus)

Grade

Extremely fine, struck on a broad flan, splendid idealized portrait

Comments


This issue depicts the column decreed by the Senate in recognition of Octavian’s victory over Antony and Cleopatra at Actium. The monument stood on the Palatine Hill, before the temple of Apollo.


A beautiful specimen for this scarce issue, with a powerful portrait of Octavian!


Ancient Coins - AR Denarius of Octavian (Augustus) 27 BC.-14 AD.,
Ancient Coins - AR Denarius of Octavian (Augustus) 27 BC.-14 AD.,
Ancient Coins - AR Denarius of Octavian (Augustus) 27 BC.-14 AD.,
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