Augustus 27 BC - 14 AD
Silver denarius, 18 mm, 3.37 gm.
Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?). Struck 19-18 BC.
Octavian, the great-nephew of Julius Caesar, rose to prominence following Caesar's death. With his defeat of Antony at Actium he emerged victorious. He was declared Augustus in 27 BC, the first Roman Emperor.
RIC I 75a; RSC 210.
Formerly in the Estate of Paul Goodman, Houston, Texas, acquired before 1990.