Augustus 27 BC-AD 14 Silver Denarius Rome

£250.00

Code: NR61

Augutus 27 BC-AD 14 Silver Denarius

Gaius and Lucius

The Twelve Caesars

Rome RCV1597

18mm, 3.70g

 

Augustus chose to honour this city with the title of ‘colonia’ and granted parcels of land to veterans of his Egyptian campaign (32-30 BC) against Marc Antony and Cleopatra, which ended after the Battle of Actium with Octavian (Augustus) becoming the sole ruler in Rome and the transition of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. The symbol of these veterans was a Nile crocodile chained to a palm tree, which is depicted on the reverse of this coin type.

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