Octavian (Augustus) Silver Denarius, Rome? mint, Struck 32-31 B.C.
Obverse: Venus diademed and draped bust facing right
Reverse: (Augustus) Octavian, in military attire advancing left, his right hand extended to addres his troops, holding transverse spear in left,
CAESAR – DIVI F, across fields.
20 mm in diameter, 2.4 grams.
A scarce early type example of the soon to become first Emperor of Rome where Octavian proclaims to be ‘Son of a God’ (DIVI FILIUS), showing superb detail on both sides and of good metal, with a pleasing old cabinet tone, practically extremely fine, scarce.
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