Denarius - Octavian IMP CAESAR; Apollo

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 29 BC - 27 BC
Value Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.6 g
Diameter 20 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 247742
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References RIC I# 271,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland, Robert A. G. Carson; 1984. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 1. Augustus – Vitellius (31 BC–AD 69) (1923 revised edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.1(2).aug.271
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Apollo, laureate, right.

Reverse

Rostral column with prows of ships; on top, statue of Octavian.

Lettering: IMP CAESAR

Translation:
Imperator Caesar.
Supreme commander (Imperator) and Caesar.

Comments

Mass varies: 2.44–4.1 g;
Diameter varies: 17–22 mm;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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