Roman Empire, Augustus, Denarius

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Description

RULERAugustus
DATE15-13 BC
DENOMINATIONDenarius
MATERIALSilver, AR
SIZE18mm
OBVERSEAVGVSTVS DIVI F, Head of the emperor Augustus r.
REVERSEIMP X ACT, Apollo stg l. holding lyre & plectrum.
This historically important issue commemorates Octavian’s (later called Augustus) great naval victory over Antony and Cleopatra at Actium.
REFERENCESRSC 144
PROVENANCEEx French auction house