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 the coin printed on the flip insert.