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brm_747437 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

JULIUS CAESAR Denier XF
500.00 €(Approx. 545.00$ | 415.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 46 AC.
Mint name / Town : Afrique, Utique ?
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,89 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers. Joli portrait de Cérès. Usure régulière. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : COS. TERT - DICT. ITER.
Obverse description : Tête de Cérès à droite, portant boucles d'oreille et collier, couronnée d'épis.
Obverse translation : “Consul tertium Dictator iterum”, (Consul pour la troisième fois, Dictateur pour la seconde fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AVGVR// PONT. MAX.
Reverse description : Instruments pontificaux : simpulum, aspersoir, vase à sacrifice, et lituus ; dans le champ à droite, D.
Reverse translation : “Augurus Pontifex Maximus”, (Augure, grand pontife).

Commentary


Contremarque au revers. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 123 coins de droit et de 137 coins de revers pour deux variétés (M et D).

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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