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brm_625804 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

JULIUS CAESAR Denier  VF
1 100.00 €(Approx. 1331.00$ | 990.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: janvier - février
Date: 44 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,29 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli portrait. Patine grise, tachée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CAESAR. IMP, LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de César à droite ; derrière lituus et simpulum.
Obverse translation : “Cæsar Imperator”, (César impérator.

Reverse


Reverse legend : M. METTIVS.
Reverse description : Vénus debout à gauche, tenant une Victoriola de la main droite et une lance transversale de la main gauche, appuyée sur un bouclier placé sur un globe ; I dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Marcus Mettius”, (Marcus Mettius).

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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