Monday, August 21, 2017

Figure 88

© Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG).
(Photographs courtesy of www.cngcoins.com)
Coin from Thyatira. Obv.: CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head of Augustus Denarius. (r. ca. 19–18 BC). Rev.: DIVVS IVLIV[S], (divus or deified Julius). Comet (44 BC) of eight rays representing the eight days it was visible with the tail pointing upward that was interpreted as the divine authentication of Caesar’s deity. (RIC 1.37a = BMC 323)

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