A denarius of Augustus. The First Emperor.

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A denarius of Augustus. The First Emperor.

#1 Unread post by Gam3rBlake »

I’ve been collecting denarii for a couple of years and for most of that time I’ve purposely avoided a denarius of Augustus because I was very particular about what I wanted.

Firstly I wanted a denarius struck on a large flan.

Secondly I wanted a denarius with an anepigraphic portrait of just Augustus without all the “IMP CAESAR TRP COS PP” titles and proclamations all over the obverse.

Lastly I wanted a denarius of Augustus that has an interesting reverse and not something boring like Aequitas standing there holding scales.

Well a couple days ago I won this one and it’s my favorite denarius ever! :)

This denarius was minted to celebrate the Battle of Actium and defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra.

Octavian, as Sole Imperator (30-27 BC). AR denarius (20mm, 3.93 gm, 9h). NGC XF 5/5 - 4/5. Italian mint (Brundisium or Rome?), ca. 30-29 BC. Bare head of Octavian right; linear border / IMP-CAESAR, naval and military trophy on prow right, crossed rudder and anchor at base. RIC I 265a.
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Re: A denarius of Augustus. The First Emperor.

#2 Unread post by finalfantasy »

Beautiful coin. I'm typically not too much into Ancients but that is one of the nicer ones.

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#3 Unread post by Gam3rBlake »

finalfantasy wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:19 am Beautiful coin. I'm typically not too much into Ancients but that is one of the nicer ones.
Thanks :). The earlier Roman coins tend to be the most impressive & beautiful because they are pretty high purity
and a decent size.

Then as history goes on they get smaller and less pure and darker and they don’t look nearly as good in my opinion.

Unfortunately the earlier Roman coins are usually the most expensive too :-/
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#4 Unread post by MLC »

Very awesome coin👍👍👍👍👍
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#5 Unread post by Triple C »

That is a great addition to your collection! Reverse is definitely interesting and cool! 👍👍👍

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#7 Unread post by Gam3rBlake »

Triple C wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:07 pm That is a great addition to your collection! Reverse is definitely interesting and cool! 👍👍👍
Thanks Triple C!! ;)

I’m trying to get all the Emperors denarii ;).
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