EMPEROR AUGUSTUS 2000th ANNIV 1 value MINT NEVER HINGED

$2.80

Country: ITALY

Catalog #: Sassone #0

Condition: EMPEROR AUGUSTUS 2000th ANNIV 1 value MINT NEVER HINGED

Item Id #: 11589

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Description

19 August 2014
€ 0.70 stamp commemorating the 2000th Anniversary of the death of Augustus, founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor. The stamp features the veiled head of the founder of the Julio-Claudian dynasty from a 12 BC statue found in 1910 in a basement in Rome. The Via Labicana Augustus depicts the Emperor as Pontifex Maximus, with his head veiled for a sacrifice. This depiction emphasizes the role of the Emperor as the religious head of the empire.

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