Ring: 52 Ø
Augustus, who reigned from 31 BC – 14 AD, had to fight for his throne. His long rule saw a huge expansion in the Roman Empire and the beginnings of a dynasty that, over the next century, would transform Rome, for better and worse. He formed a strategic alliance with Marc Antony, a successful and ambitious general, defeating their enemies in Rome and chasing the survivors to Greece, where they finished them off in two of the bloodiest battles in Roman history. Augustus’ goal during his reign was to attempt to make Rome as systematic, organized, and peaceful as he could, and this showed when at his deathbed he said “The Battle is Not Over,” a famous quote which has been inscribed in Italian on the inside the lid of this stunning Connecticut cigar box.
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