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    Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AR denarius (18mm, 3.80 gm, 6h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Lugdunum, ca. 15-13 BC. AVGVSTVS-DIVI • F, bare head of Augustus right / IMP • X, bull charging right, head lowered. RIC I 167a. RSC 137. Well centered on lustrous flan from fresh artistic dies.

    The charging bull seen on this and 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, was a very similar charging bull.


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