Coins of the First Roman Emperor

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 19 October 2016
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Julius Caesar was deified after his death and a comet appearing at this time was seen as a manifestation of his spirit. Octavian (later Emperor Augustus), used his coinage to emphasize his relationship to Caesar, his adoptive father, describing himself as "son of the god" (DIVI F). Two bronze sestertius with heads of Octavian (upper image; coin from the Cracherode Collection) and Julius Caessar (lower image; coin from the Edward Wigan Collection), from Rome, Italy, circa 38 BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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