Denarius of Augustus

Obverse: Bare head of Augustus right.

Reverse: Capricorn flying right with cornucopia on back and globe and rudder between fore-legs. Text below AVGVSTVS.

History: The Capricorn represents Augustus’ birth sign and is in the form of a goat in the forepart terminating in the tail of a fish. The cornucopia and rudder represent Fortune with the horn of abundance and a ships helm as though she both conferred wealth and had guidance of human affairs. The globe that Capricorn holds is an indication of world domination.

Date: Colonia Patricia, Spain mint, circa 18-16 BC


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