Rome 31-29 BCE

 

 

 

 

 

Obverse:

TYPE: Bust of Venus

Reverse

TYPE: Octavian leading the troops into battle

LEGEND: CAESAR DIVI F

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I managed to get away from the ANS Library without a picture of this coin. My apologies! The photo is of a mold made from a coin, and not of the coin itself.

 

 

 

 

Note the progression of the action: in the previous coin Octavian was addressing his troops before battle and associated with Pax; here he leads his legions into battle, associated with his protectress, Venus.