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In between houses this morning, I decided to swing by my favorite thrift store. I'm glad I did! In addition to the 4 sterling silver candlesticks I found for $2 each, I found this awesome little bust of everyone's favorite Caesar Augustus! Or is it Octavian? Who knows...Who cares, it was $3.99!

Anyways... here he is in his 5 inch tall glory, along with my candlesticks! I think he may come to work with me and hang out at my desk. What do you think?

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To keep it coin related, here is the only coin of Augustus in the FF collection. It was a gift from @Orfew to my youngest tadpole on the eve of his birth. 

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Augustus
As
Moneyer M Maecilius Tullus
Obverse: CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNIC POT, bare head right
Reverse: M MAECILIVS TVLLVS III VIR AAA F F, around large SC
Notes: 
ex: Naville Numismatics Ltd.
From a Swiss collection from Tessin assembled in the 1920's (sold with its original ticket)

 

 

Thanks for looking, and let's see some more coins of Octavian, Augustus, whatever you wanna call him! 🙂

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Those candlesticks will look great with candles the size they apparently need stuck in them.

My Augustus is even more worn. In Britain, we didn't get the fresh stuff 🤣

Augustus As, 16BC
image.png.01f8d8625da84d5bd5186704f0b71a09.pngRome. Bronze, 26mm, 6.72g. Augustus head right; CAESAR AVGVSTVS TRIBVNIC (POTEST). S C; C CASSI(VS CELER) III VIR A A A F F around (RIC I, 376). Found in Britain.

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Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (4.00 g, 10h). Rome mint. L. Aquillius Florus, moneyer. Struck 19/8 BC. CAESAR AVGVSTVS, bare head right / RIC I 309; RSC 364; BMCRE 46-8 = BMCRR Rome 4553-5; 
 L # AQVILLIVS # FLORVS # III # VIR #, open flower, displaying six petals, stamen, and pistil. 

 

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Great Augusti all!
I know what you mean @Ryro, about thrift shops. 
This particular one is pretty awesome. I've found all kinds of cool stuff. Lots of sterling flatware and I picked up this awesome LP for $1.99 last week. I feel like you can appreciate it 😛
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11 minutes ago, Furryfrog02 said:

Great Augusti all!
I know what you mean @Ryro, about thrift shops. 
This particular one is pretty awesome. I've found all kinds of cool stuff. Lots of sterling flatware and I picked up this awesome LP for $1.99 last week. I feel like you can appreciate it 😛
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U Can't Touch This 🤣

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21 minutes ago, Furryfrog02 said:

Best part is...I don't even own a record player! I couldn't say "no" though.

Somebody's got the collecting bug. 

Says the guy who's record player broke decades ago and still has Stacks of records, Hendrix Axis bold as love, Beatles St Peppers, Cream Disraeli Gears etc etc.

Great. Now I need to go get a record player🤪

Thanks @Furryfrog02There's a great documentary out about Rick, however the name eludes me. 

Anyways, his biggest hit. The song that paid out big... TWICE!!!

 

 

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20 minutes ago, JayAg47 said:

Definitely Caesar himself with that receding hairline and wrinkled profile, whereas Augustus would've crucified whomever made a bust depicting him anymore than a 25 year old 😁

I wasn't 100% sure. My wife went with Augustus since she said JC had a different hair line. TBH, it isn't a great quality bust. So I dunno. 

Here is a better full on picture:
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No statue but two coins

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Augustus Denarius
Obv.: Laureate head of Augustus right, CAESAR AUGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Rev.: Gaius and Lucius Caesar standing facing, resting hand on shields, lituus and simpulum above, C L CAESARES AVGUVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
Ref.: RSC 43, RIC 207

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Augustus
27-14 BC
Uncertain, Ephesus or Pergamon
Obv.: CAISAR, bare head right
Rev.: AVGVSTVS (AVGV-STVS) within wreath
Æ, 24mm, 8,31g
Ref.: RIC² I 485, RPC I 2231

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@Furryfrog02, nice finds and @Octavius nice study.

I only have one Augustus coin in the collection; this one:

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Augustus AR Denarius. Lugdunum, 8 BC. AVGVSTVS DIVI F, laureate head right / Gaius Caesar galloping right, holding sword and shield, eagle between two standards behind, C CAES above, AVGVS F in exergue. 

Quality not that good but still a decent piece that I got very early in my “collecting all sorts of Roman coins period” for a very good price.

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When I see a $3.99 statue copy, my first question is whether it copied something known to be in some museum or it was sculpted by some $1 a week slave laborer who probably has a better classical education than most of us.  

My favorite non-fourree Augustus: 

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2 hours ago, dougsmit said:

When I see a $3.99 statue copy, my first question is whether it copied something known to be in some museum or it was sculpted by some $1 a week slave laborer who probably has a better classical education than most of us.  

My favorite non-fourree Augustus: 

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When I used google lens on it, nothing exact came up. Mostly busts of Augustus.  I still like it, whoever it may be 🙂

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