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    Incredible Capricorn Denarius

    Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AR denarius (18mm, 3.86 gm, 6h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Spain (Colonia Patricia?), ca. 17/6 BC. Bare head of Augustus right / Capricorn right, holding globe attached to rudder and bearing cornucopia on back. RIC 126. RSC 21. Rare. Perfectly struck in superb metal, with brilliant, mirror-like fields. Seldom seen in this grade!

    According to Suetonius, Gaius Octavius, later known as Augustus, was born the morning of September 23, 63 BC, under the sign of Capricorn. Modern astrologers tend to favor the sun sign, but the ancients believed the rising moon was more important in a horoscope, so it is more likely Capricorn was his moon sign. Later in life, he placed great stress on his natal sign, as demonstrated by this beautiful denarius type. 


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    September, 2017
    7th-12th Thursday-Tuesday
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