Emperor Augustus 27 BC–14 AD
Emperor Augustus, initially named Octavian, was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in AD 14.
He came into power following the assassination of his adoptive father, Julius Caesar, and after defeating Mark Antony and Cleopatra in the final war of the Roman Republic.
As Emperor, Augustus enacted significant social and political reforms, initiated an era of relative peace known as the Pax Romana, and expanded the empire’s territories.
His rule laid the groundwork for several centuries of imperial rule in Rome and significantly influenced its culture, infrastructure, and governance. Despite his absolute power, he portrayed himself as the restorer of the Republic, a title that largely masked his autocratic rule. Augustus’s legacy continues to have a profound influence on Western history and culture.
Obverse: CAESAR, bare head of Augustus
Reverse: AVGVSTVS, Bull standing left
Diameter: 20 mm
Material: 24k Gold plated
Lead Free, Made in the USA