Augustus Sestertius DIVOS IVLIVIS

Orichalcum Sestertius (?) 30.5mm (13.47gr) Struck 38 B.C. Mint in Italy

Obv: DIVI F Bare head of Octavian (Augustus) right, star (sidus Julium) below chin.

Rev: DIVOS / IVLIVS in two lines within laurel wreath.

SR 1570, Syd. CRR 1336     Mark Lehman Collection

An Imperatoral coin, but it's a really nice portrait of young Augustus when he was still known as Octavian. What makes it cool is the star - the sidus Julium - that was probably a comet or supernova associated with the death of J. Caesar.