This denarius was probably minted in the eponymous Caesaraugusta, Hispania (modern Zaragoza, Spain). Octavian had been granted the title “Augustus,” and the reverence implied by it certainly alluded to a semi-divine status. This connection was furthered by Augustus’ constant reinforcing of his status as the “son of a god,” i.e., Divine Julius (though he was actually Julius Caesar’s grandnephew, adopted only in Caesar’s will as heir and son). The reverse of this coin illustrates the association of the two men by celebrating the exceptionally bright comet that appeared during Caesar’s funeral games, lasting for a week (according to Suetonius). As a markedly serendipitous and extraordinary celestial event, the comet was believed to be a sign of his divinity. Augustus did not shy away from attaching himself to such a legendary figure. KHK.