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August’s coin, minted after battle of Actium

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August's coin, minted after the Battle of Actium
August's coin, minted after battle of Actium

The coin of Octavian Augustus (ruled 27 BCE – 14 CE), which was minted after the victorious battle of Actium, between 31-29 BCE. The coin has strong symbolism.

The obverse shows the head of Jupiter Ammon with horns, with the annotation AVGVR PONTIF. On the reverse, the inscription IMP CAESAR DIVI F, with the image of Victoria standing on the globe, holding a laurel wreath in her right hand and a palm tree in her left hand.

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