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Live auction - brm_554707 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

JULIUS CAESAR Denier AU/MS
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Type : Denier
Date: 42 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,93 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce monnayage. Flan idéalement centré au droit, très légèrement décentré au revers. Superbe portrait de César ainsi qu’un magnifique taureau. La monnaie a conservée une partie de son brillant de frappe au revers. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Jules César à droite entre une branche de laurier et un caducée ailé.

Reverse


Reverse legend : L. MVSSIDIVS/ REGVLVS.
Reverse description : Taureau chargeant à droite.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Mussidius/ Regulus”, (Lucius Mussidius/ Regulus).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation inférieure à trente coins de droit et inférieure à trente-trois coins de revers. Pour ce type, d’après M. Crawford, seulement trois exemplaires au total, dont deux dans le trésor de Vigatto et un dans celui de Callignano étaient recensés.

Historical background


JULIUS CAESAR

(13/07/100-15/03/44 BC) Caius Julius Cæsar

Julius Caesar was born in 100 BC, belonged to the party of Marius and opposed very young Sylla. He was praetor in 62 BC, before training with Pompey and Crassus in the First Triumvirate 59 BC, the year of his consulship. He then received a proconsul imperium in Gaul, renewed 54. He fought Vercingetorix at Alesia Gergovie then. Besieged, the Gallic chieftain had to go. Crassus was killed at Carrhae in Mesopotamia in 53 BC, Caesar was angry with Pompey and marched on Rome in 49 BC In 48 BC, at Pharsalia, he crushed Pompey fled to Egypt where he was murdered. Caesar then had to face the son of Pompey and the Pompeian party. He defeated at Thapsus (Africa, Death of Cato of Utica) in 46 BC and Munda (Spain, death Gnaeus Pompey). Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March (15 March 44 BC) by Cassius and Brutus. He was deified after his death in 42 BC.

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