Augustus, the first Roman emperor, was born on the 23rd of September, B.C. 63, and was the son of C. Octavus by Atia, a daughter of Julia, the sister or C. Julius Caesar. His original name was C. Octavius, and, after his adoption by his great-uncle, C. Julius Caesar Octavianus, but for the sake of brevity we shall call him Augustus, though this was only a title given him by the senate and the people in B.C. 27, to express their veneration for him.
Silver Antoninianus - Augustus , struck under Trajan Decius ( 250 to 251 ) - RomeRIC 78 (Trajan Decius), Cohen 578 - 3,7 grams - 21 mm - R
Obverse: DIVO AVGVSTO, Radiate head of Divus Augustus right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO, Large altar with two doors and flames on top.
Coin value: 240 USD (2006)
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Ae Antoninianus - Augustus , struck under Trajan Decius ( 250 to 251 ) - RomeRIC 77 (Trajan Decius), Cohen 577 - 4,4 grams - 24 mm - R
Obverse: DIVVS AVGVSTVS , laureate head right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO, eagle.
Coin value: 388 USD (2006)
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