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Augustus - Roman Emperor: 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. You are bidding on the exact item pictured, provided with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity.
Augustus ( Latin : IMPERATOR·CAESAR·DIVI·FILIVS·AVGVSTVS ; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14 ), born Gaius Octavius Thurinus , was adopted by his great-uncle Julius Caesar in 44 BC, and between then and 27 BC was officially named Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus . After 27 BC, he was named Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus . Because of the various names he bore, it is common to call him Octavius when referring to events between 63 and 44 BC, Octavian (or Octavianus ) when referring to events between 44 and 27 BC, and Augustus when referring to events after 27 BC.
He became the first emperor of the Roman Empire , which he ruled alone from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. The young Octavius came into his inheritance after Caesar's assassination in 44 BC. In 43 BC, Octavian joined forces with Mark Antony and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus in a military dictatorship
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Bronze As 29mm (8.70 grams) Rome mint: 22-23 A.D. under Emperor Tiberius
Reference: RIC 81 (Tiberius), BMC 147 (Tiberius), S 1789, C 228
DIVVSAVGVSTVSPATER - Radiate head left.
PROVIDENT - Altar; large S C on either side.