Augustus – Comet – Denarius Coin 19-18 BC

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Description

In 44 BC, following the death of Julius Caesar, a comet appeared in the heavens over Rome and was accepted to be a manifestation of the divine soul of Julius Caesar. It was thought to herald a new age of peace and prosperity. Augustus used this event to emphasize his familial association with the deified Julius.

Obverse: Head of Augustus, CAESAR AVGVSTVS

Reverse: Comet with eight rays and tail, DIVVS above.

Diameter: 20 mm
Material: Silver plated lead-free pewter

Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.

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