AUGUSTUS CAESAR LETTER OPENER SET KD075-1 His rapid rise through Roman society, from the sickly grand-nephew of Julius Caesar to "first citizen" of Rome, The character figure of Augustus Caesar is incorporated as dagger handle of this uniquely styled letter opener. The 8 1/4 inch dagger opener features a sharp 4" single edge stainless steel blade, that snuggly fits and becomes concealed within the slot of its large inscribed stone-like pedestal display stand. The pedestal is of cold-cast stone resin and has the look and feel of stone marble. The holder is inscribed with his name, dates of birth and death, and the phrase Res Gestae Divi Augusti (Eng. The Deeds of the Divine Augustus) which is the funerary inscription of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. A great gift.
• Height:9" • Dagger Length: 8 1/4" • Dagger Material: 440 stainless steel • Handle: Resin grip w/cast metal guard • Blade: 4 1/4" sharpened single edge • Base Material: Cold Cast Stone Resin • Felted under base • Weight: 13.6oz
AUGUSTUS CAESAR Augustus Caesar of Rome was born with the given name Gaius Octavius on September 23, 63 B.C. He took the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian) in 44 B.C. after the murder of his great uncle, Julius Caesar. In his will Caesar had adopted Octavian and made him his heir. Upon his death in 14AD, he was declared a god by the Senate and to be worshipped by the Romans. His names Augustus and Caesar were adopted by every subsequent emperor, and the month of Sextilis was officially renamed August in his honor. The Res Gestae Divi Augusti gives a first-person record of his life and accomplishments. "I drove the men who slaughtered my father [Julius Caesar] into exile with a legal order, punishing their crime, and afterwards, when they waged war on the state, I conquered them in two battles."- FROM DEEDS OF THE DIVINE AUGUSTUSS