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AR Augustus Denarius 27 B.C.-14 A.D.(3.74g) Augustus was honored by the Senate after his Parthian success with two Laurel trees planted by the door to his house on the Palatine adjacent to the temple of Apollo for whom the laurel was sacred. O: Laur. head l.; RIC 33b; BMCRE 319; RSC 48 R: CAESAR AUGUSTUS above and below two laurel branches G: unusually large flan. EF S: CNG eBay auction 11/6/98; published Homepage of Virtual Catalog of Roman Coins banner.

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The design of this type may be simple, but it is still very beautiful, and this particular example is one of the finest I have seen.
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