OCTAVIAN ( AUGUSTUS ) SILVER DENARIUS – EARLY EMISSION FROM ITALY WITH VENUS AND OCTAVIAN – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERATORIAL COIN (Inv. 12671)
ROMAN EMPIRE. OCTAVIAN (AUGUSTUS), 27 BC-14 AD.
Silver Denarius, 3.48 g., 20 mm., minted in Italy ca. 32-31 BC.
Obv. Head of Venus right, wearing diadem.
Rev. CAESAR DIVI F, Octavian in military attire, holding spear, and extending his right hand to address his troops.
RIC 251; RSC 70; BMC 609; CBN 2.
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, a nice and scarce early denarius, where Octavian proclaims to be the “SON OF A GOD (DIVI FILIUS)”, referring to Caesar’s recent deification.