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Happy 2,085th Birthday to the man, the myth, and the legend, Augustus!


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He doesn’t look a day over 2,000, don’t ya think? 😁 The man who needs no introduction, Augustus:

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While back in Rome earlier this year on my Honeymoon, I had the pleasure of once again visiting the House of Livia, and the House of Augustus. These houses, along with the Domus Aurea, have got to be my favorite places to visit.

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And of course, the ultimate pilgrimage destination for any Augustus/Roman fanboy/girl:

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Please join in the birthday celebrations with whatever Augustus-related content you have! 🥳

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Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (21.5mm, 3.73g, 5h). Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?). Struck circa 19 BC. Obv: CAESAR AVGVSTVS; bare head left. Rev: SIGNIS above, RECEPTIS below, S P Q R around, round shield inscribed CL • [V]; signum to left, aquila to right. Ref: RIC I 87b; RSC 267a. Very Fine, toned, faint scratches. Ex Leo Benz Collection.

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1 hour ago, Restitutor said:

He doesn’t look a day over 2,000, don’t ya think? 😁 The man who needs no introduction, Augustus:

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While back in Rome earlier this year on my Honeymoon, I had the pleasure of once again visiting the House of Livia, and the House of Augustus. These houses, along with the Domus Aurea, have got to be my favorite places to visit.

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And of course, the ultimate pilgrimage destination for any Augustus/Roman fanboy/girl:

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Please join in the birthday celebrations with whatever Augustus-related content you have! 🥳

Handsome coin & great photos ☺️! Is your coin actually that dark or is it just the photo 🤔?

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Antioch-Syria, Augustus, Year 31 (1 BC - AD1). Ex Al Kowsky Collection.

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2 hours ago, Al Kowsky said:

Handsome coin & great photos ☺️! Is your coin actually that dark or is it just the photo 🤔?

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Antioch-Syria, Augustus, Year 31 (1 BC - AD1). Ex Al Kowsky Collection.

I never had thought of the coin as dark until seeing yours! So lustrous 😍 

I have started re-photographing all my coins (again!) now that the iPhone 14 Pro has come in (current photo in OP is from 13 Pro). Here’s the new non-formatted images, I think a tad brighter than before:

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2 hours ago, Restitutor said:

I never had thought of the coin as dark until seeing yours! So lustrous 😍 

I have started re-photographing all my coins (again!) now that the iPhone 14 Pro has come in (current photo in OP is from 13 Pro). Here’s the new non-formatted images, I think a tad brighter than before:

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Wow 😲! Your 2nd set of photos look so much better ☺️. Using a light colored background makes a big difference too 😉. I trimmed & paired the photos together.

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Happy Birthday Gus

Ar Denarius of Augustus Lugdunum 15 BC Obv Head right bare Rv Apollo of Actium standing facing head left holding lyre.  RIC 171a 3.88 grms 19 mm Photo by W Hansenaugustusd38.jpeg.2357e23a7e05eedb794198fe7e72287e.jpeg

This coin commemorates the battle that put in place the event that allowed him to name the month of August after himself. What was that event ? No prize for correct answer. 

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On 9/23/2022 at 7:42 PM, CPK said:

Sometime I should try and get some better photos of the slabbed one.

 

Well I just spent quite a bit of time tonight trying to get some half-decent photos of the above tetradrachm. The slab sure made things difficult! 😠 And unfortunately, you can't avoid having the little plastic fingers get in the photo. However, I'm reasonably satisfied with the results.

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Augustus and Livia:

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Augustus and Livia, issued under Tiberius, AD 14-29.
Roman provincial Æ 31 mm, 21.48 g.
Spain, Hispalis, Colonia Romula, AD 14-29.
Obv: PERM DIVI AVG COL ROM, radiate head of Augustus right; thunderbolt before, star above.
Rev: IVLIA AVGVSTA GENETRIX ORBIS, head of Livia, left; globe beneath, crescent above.
Refs: RPC-73; SGI-189; Heiss 393, 2; Cohen 169, 3; Alvarez-Burgos 1587; Lindgren II 69; SNG Tubingen 118; SNG Copenhagen 423.13.35.
 

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