Augustus, whose full name was Gaius Octavius Thurinus, was a key figure in the history of the Roman Empire, ruling from 27 BC until his death in AD 14.
Augustus is best known for being the first Roman Emperor and for his role in the transition from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire.
He was born on September 23, 63 BC, in Rome, and he was the grandnephew and adopted son of Julius Caesar, the famous Roman general and statesman.
After Julius Caesar’s assassination in 44 BC, Augustus became embroiled in a power struggle with other Roman leaders, including Mark Antony and Marcus Lepidus. This period of conflict is known as the Roman Civil Wars.
In 43 BC, Augustus, Mark Antony, and Marcus Lepidus formed the Second Triumvirate, a political alliance to consolidate power in Rome.
They hunted down and defeated the conspirators who had assassinated Julius Caesar.
Augustus’s reign is often associated with the Pax Romana, a period of relative peace and stability in the Roman Empire that lasted for about two centuries.
During this time, Augustus implemented various reforms, including the establishment of a professional civil service, the reorganization of the Roman military, and infrastructure projects.
The policies and the stability he brought to the empire had a lasting impact on the development of Roman government and culture. He is often remembered as one of Rome’s greatest emperors.
After his death in AD 14, he was succeeded by his stepson and son-in-law, Tiberius.
Weight: 11.96 g – Diameter: 25.50 mm
Mint mark: Ephesos
Bare head of Augustus to right, Altar hung with wreaths and garlanded; on front are two hinds standing right and left facing one another; all within linear border, Rare quality! High relief portrait, finely engraved, nice cabinet patina, IMP•CAESAR, AVGVSTVS
Weight: 7.70 g – Diameter: 19.00 mm
Catalog: RIC 206
Lugdnunum (Lyon) (?). CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, head with laurel wreath / C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIGN PRINC IVVENT, Caius and Lucius Caesar with shields and spears, between Simpulum and Lituus. Rare
Weight: 3.78 g
Catalog: RIC 137a
AR Denar IMP X =15-13 v.Chr., Lugdunum. Kopf r. Rs.Stier stößt r. 3,78g
Weight 3.88 gr.
Catalog: RIC 37a.
Head with oak wreath CAESAR AVGVSTVS / DIVVS ILVLIVS Eight-pointed star with comet tail at the top. Magnificent style.
Catalog number: RIC: 540, C: 2
unknown eastern mint
Catalog number: RIC 171a
Denarius 19/18 BC BC Colonia Patricia 3.83 g. splendid specimen
Obverse: Bare head right – IMP CAESAR
Reverse: Six bunched corn ears – AVGVSTVS
Weight: 11.80 g – Diameter: 26 mm
Reference: C.32 – RIC.481 – BMC/RE.697 – RSC.32b – RCV.1586 – RPC.2214 – RN/R.918 – CA.306a – MRR.2/7
Comments: Rare in this condition ! Struck ,on a broad flan , a magnificient portrait , well centered.
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