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Roman Imperatorial: Octavian
Note: For later issues transitioned from Octavian to Augustus, please look under Augustus in the Roman Imperial section.


Marc Antony and Octavian, AR Denarius, 41 BC, Ephesus
M . ANT . IMP . AVG . III . VIR . R . P . C . M . BARBAT . Q . P .
Bare head of Marc Antony right
CAESAR . IMP . PONT . III . VIR . R . P . C .
Bare head of Octavian right
18mm x 20mm, 3.44g
Antony 8; Syd 1181; RSC 1504; Cr 517/2


Octavian and Marc Antony, AR Quinarius, 39 BC, Military Mint Traveling with Octavian in Gaul
R . P . C-III . VIR .
Veiled, diademed head of Concordia right
M . ANTON-C . CAESAR
Clasped hands holding upright caduceus with spear-point base
13mm x 14mm, 1.66g
Crawford 529/4b; CRI 304; Sydenham 1195; Kestner 3813; BMCRR East 128; RSC 67 (Mark Antony).


Octavian, AR Denarius, 37 BC, Military Mint Traveling with Octavian
IMP. CAESAR-DIVI . F . IIIVIR . ITER . R . P . C .
Bare head of Octavian right wearing slight beard
COS . ITER . ET TER . DESIG
Simpulum, aspergillum, ewer, lituus
17mm x 19mm, 3.64g
Augustus 91; Crawford 538/1; Sydenham 1334


Octavian, AR Denarius Fourree, 36 BC, Imitating Italian Mint
IMP. CAESAR . DIVI . F . IIIVIR . ITER . R . P . C .
Bare head of Octavian right wearing slight beard
COS . ITER . ET TER . DESIG
Tetrastyle temple containing veiled figure holding lituus in right hand, DIVO IVL on architrave, lighted altar to left
17mm, 3.17g
Crawford 540/2; Sydenham 1545; Sear Imperators 315 for authentic.

Note: This fourree is perfectly executed and is in finer style than the authentic issue it copies.