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ID:     77000731
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Augustus
Date Ruled:     27 BC-AD 14
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 19-18
Weight:     3.79 g
Die Axis:     7 h
Obverse Legend:     CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Obverse Description:     Head left, wearing oak wreath
Reverse Legend:     DIVVS • IVLIVS
Reverse Description:     DIVVS • IVLIVS across field, comet with eight rays and tail
Mint:     Spanish
Primary Reference:     RIC 037b
Reference2:     RSC 097
Reference3:     BMCRE 326-7 = BMCRR Gaul 138-9
Reference4:     BN 1298-304
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=115154
Grade:     Good VF, lightly toned.
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 731 This denarius reflects Augustus’ use of his coinage to convey a political message. The obverse shows him wearing the corona civica, an oak wreath awarded to an individual who had personally saved a citizen (in Augustus' case it was the citizen body of the Roman world). The reverse depicts the comet which made a continuous daylight appearance during July 44 BC, and was associated with the deification of Julius Caesar.