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Roman Empire

Ruler: Caligula - Divus Augustus Commemorative
Reigned: Caligula 18th Mar. 37 AD - 24th Jan 41 AD; Augustus 16th Jan. 27 BC - 19th Aug. 14 AD
Denomination: Orichalcum Dupondius
Mint: Rome
Date of Issue: 37/41 AD
Obverse: Radiate head of Augustus left, dividing "S-C", "DIVVS AVGVSTVS S. C."
Reverse: Augustus laureate and togate, seated left on curule chair, branch in right, left at side, "CONSENSV SENAT ET EQ. ORDIN. P. Q, R."
Reference: RIC I Gaius 56, RCVM 1811
Weight: 12.4 gms
Diameter: 28 mm
Comment: The reverse legend indicates the figure depicted is a statue that was dedicated to Augustus by the "general will of the Senate, equestrian order and people of Rome."

Divus ('Divine') Augustus

One of the first official acts Tiberius upon his succession in 14 AD was the proclamation of the divinity of Augustus; he established the worship of the emperor-god. This is further celebrated by this coin of Caligula, Tiberius' successor.

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