Augustus (27BC-14AD) Silver Denarius Coin Very Fine

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Augustus (27BC-14AD) Silver Denarius Coin Very Fine

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  • A genuine 2,000-year-old silver coin of the Roman Empire.
  • Struck during the reign of the first Roman Emperor, Augustus (27BC-14AD).
  • Offered in premium grade Very Fine – scarce in such nice condition.
  • The ‘denarius’ denomination was the mainstay of the Roman economy from the 2nd century BC to the 2nd century AD.
  • Hold the history of Ancient Rome in your hands! Click add to cart now!

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Augustus – the first Roman Emperor

An essential element of any Ancient collection, we have a small number of coins issued during the reign of the first ruler of the Roman Empire – Augustus (27BC-14AD).

The son and heir to Julius Caesar…

Augustus was born Gaius Octavius, but took the name Octavian upon the assassination of his great-uncle and adoptive father, Julius Caesar. Caesar had named the 18-year-old as his heir, and Octavian embraced his destiny in Roman politics with maturity well beyond his years.

Father of the Empire…

Prevailing first over Caesar’s assassins, Brutus and Cassius, Octavian then outmanoeuvred and defeated Mark Antony – among others – to become sole master of the Roman world. Receiving the title of ‘Augustus’ in 27BC, he ruled for over four decades and laid the foundations of an empire that would last nearly 1,500 years. The first of the legendary Twelve Caesars – a title inspired by the book The Twelve Caesars written in 120AD by Suetonius, one-time secretary to the Emperor Hadrian – the coins of Rome’s first emperor are scarce in better grade.

Scarce in Very Fine quality…

A permanent reminder of this formidable Roman ruler, this is your chance to secure a genuine Augustus Silver Denarius coin in better-than-usually-seen Very Fine quality. Illustrating the dynastic ambitions of the first Roman emperor, the particular Silver Denarius type in stock depicts Gaius and Lucius – Augustus’ adopted sons and heirs.

A genuine artefact of Ancient Rome…

The silver denarius coin denomination was fundamental to the Roman economy from the 2nd century BC to the 2nd century AD. It was issued for ceremonial purposes up to the 4th century AD. As with so many elements of Ancient Rome, the denarius plays an ongoing role in modern times. Not only living on in the ‘dinar’ currencies of many Mediterranean countries, the Roman denarius has also contributed to the word for ‘money’ in Spanish (dinero), Italian (denaro), Portuguese (dinheiro) and Slovene (denar).

A limited window of opportunity!

With only a few examples of the sought after Augustus Silver Denarius Coin available, do not delay your order. Click add to cart now, and hold the history of Rome in your hands!

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