Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD.
21 mm. Denarius. 3.70 grams.
Struck at Caesaraugusta, Spain, 19-18 BC.
CAESAR AVGVSTVS, head left in oak wreath
8-rayed comet, tail up, DIVVS IVLIVS across
A comet appeared shortly after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC and was explained as a sign of his deification, an interpretation which suited Octavian/Augustus very well.
Sear I 1607. RIC 37b.
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