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    'Star' Comet Denarius

    Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AR denarius (20mm, 3.79 gm, 6h). NGC Choice XF★ 5/5 - 5/5. Spanish Mint (Colonia Caesaraugusta), 19-18 BC. CAESAR-AVGVSTVS, head of Augustus right wearing oak wreath / DIVVS-IVLIVS, eight-rayed comet with tail upwards. RIC I 37a.

    Note - the holder misdescribes the mint as Lugdunum, which was not yet open when this coin was minted.

    A comet that appeared in summer 44 BC was held to signal Julius Caesar's ascension to the heavens and proved quite useful in Octavian's effort to get the Senate to deify his adoptive father. The memory of Caesar's deification was revived in connection with Augustus' proposal to hold the Saecular Games in 17 BC and the "Julian star" is featured on his coinage in the years leading up to the event.


    奧古斯都(公元前27年至西元14年)。第納里銀幣(20mm, 3.79 gm, 6h)。 NGC Choice XF★ 5/5 - 5/5。
    盧戈杜努姆(今里昂),公元前19-18年。幣文CAESAR-AVGVSTVS,奧古斯都頭像面右,戴橡樹葉冠。背面幣文DIVVS-IVLIVS,八道芒線的彗星,彗尾向上。參RIC I 37a (Colonia Augusta)。

    請留意: 評級盒誤標為魯杜南造幣厰,但此枚幣在該造幣厰未成立時已鑄成。


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