OCTAVIAN / AUGUSTUS SILVER DENARIUS – JOINT ISSUE WITH MARCUS AGRIPPA – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERATORIAL COIN (Inv. 16322)
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. OCTAVIAN ( AUGUSTUS ), 27 BC – AD 14.
Silver Denarius, 4.00 g, 19 mm. Minted jointly with Agrippa at an Uncertain Mint, ca. 38 BC.
Obv. IMP CAESAR DIVI IVL[I F], bare head of Octavian right.
Rev. M AGRIPPA COS / DESIG
Crawford 534/3; Sydenham 1331
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, a scarce issue struck proclaiming Agrippa’s upcoming consulship in the following year (“consul designate”) and stylizing Octavian as the “son of the deivied Julius”. Agrippa was later to become Octavian’s son-in-law and close associate, in charge for carrying out Augustus’ plans for the beautification of Rome.