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    Superb Augustus Bull Denarius

    Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AR denarius (18mm, 3.88 gm, 6h). NGC Choice AU ★ 5/5 - 5/5. Lugdunum, 15-13 BC. AVGVSTVS DIVI • F, bare head of Augustus right / Bull charging right, head lowered, IMP • X in exergue. RIC 167a. RSC 137. A lovely specimen, cleanly struck from fresh dies in excellent metal, perfectly centered, and fully lustrous.

    The charging bull seen on this any many other coins of Augustus is thought to be a reference to his father's victory near the Greco-Italian city of Thurium over a rebellious band of slaves. Augustus was actually given the name Gaius Octavius Thurinus at birth to mark the event. The symbol of Thurium, seen on many of its coins, has a very similar charging bull. 


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