Be there from the beginning of the mighty Roman Empire with this beautiful silver coin. In 31 B.C., Octavian’s army defeated Marc Antony at the Battle of Actium, marking the end of the Roman Republic. Post-battle, Octavian adopted the name Augustus. During his extraordinary 42-year reign, he worked tirelessly to shape the newly formed Empire.
Displaying a high level of authority, Augustus began to place his own portrait on the obverse of his coins. This was an early marking of the Empire, as the practice had been shunned by the Republic. Even after nearly 2,000 years, the legends AUGUSTUS (revered) and PATER PATRIAE (father of his country) are clearly displayed on the obverse. Add this beautiful coin to your collection today, and hold the beginnings of an Empire that thrived for centuries!
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- Material: Silver
- Product Type: Single Products
- Rulers: Augustus (27 B.C. - A.D. 14)