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36 BC NGC VF Octavian Roman Imperatorial Denarius Temple Divo Julius Caesar (21091601C)

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  • Very Fine Roman Imperatorial silver denarius ancient coin.
  • Struck by Octavian (Augustus), nephew of Julius Caesar circa 36 BC.
  • 3.76g, Crawford 540/2, Foss 83.
  • Certified by NGC to VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5.
  • Historically significant commemorative coin issued to celebrate the construction of the temple of Divus Julius (Julius Caesar) in Rome.  Temple was completed in 29 BC. 
  • Obverse: IMP CAESAR DIVI F III VIR ITER R P C, Octavian bare head right.
  • Reverse: COS ITER ET TER DESIG, Tetrastyle temple with veiled figure within and DIVO IVL on architrave, star in pediment.  
  • The Temple of Caesar or Temple of Divus Iulius also known as Temple of the Deified Julius Caesar or Temple of the Comet Star, is an ancient structure in the Roman Forum of Rome, Italy, located near the Regia and the Temple of Vesta. The Temple was dedicated by Augustus in 29 BC. The high platform on which the temple was built served as a rostra (Rostra Juli) and, like the Rostra at the opposite end of the Forum, was decorated with the beaks of ships taken at the battle of Actium.
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