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Live auction - brm_899122 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

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Starting price : 1 400 €
Estimate : 2 200 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 04 June 2024 14:35:50
Type : Denier
Date: janvier - février
Date: 44 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,83 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée des deux côtés à l’usure régulière. Joli portrait de César. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de César à droite ; derrière un astre à huit rais (sideis iulis).
Obverse translation : “Cæsar Imperator”, (César impérator.


Reverse legend : P. SEPVLLIVS - MACER.
Reverse description : Vénus debout à gauche, tenant une Victoriola de la main droite et une lance transversale de la main gauche ornée d’une étoile.
Reverse translation : “Publius Sepullius Macer”, (Publius Sepullius Macer).


Peut-être un des derniers deniers frappés du vivant de César, sujet controversé entre les différents historiens et attributions. Pour ce type, M. Crawford avait relevé quarante-cinq coins de droit et quarante-deux coins de revers pour deux variétés.

Historical background


(07/13/100-03/15/44 BC)

Julius Caesar, born in 100 BC, belongs to the party of Marius and opposes Sylla at a very young age. He was praetor in 62 BC, before forming with Pompey and Crassus the first triumvirate in 59 BC, the year of his consulship. He then receives a proconsular imperium on Gaul, renewed in 54. He fights Vercingétorix in Gergovie then in Alesia. Besieged, the Gallic leader must surrender. Crassus having been killed at Carrhae, in Mesopotamia, in 53 BC, Caesar got angry with Pompey and marched on Rome in 49 BC. In 48 BC, at Pharsalus, he crushed Pompey who fled to Egypt where he was assassinated. Caesar must then face the sons of Pompey and the Pompeian party. He defeated them at Thapsus (Africa, death of Cato of Utica) in 46 BC and at Munda (Spain, death of Cneius Pompey). Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March (March 15, 44 BC) by Cassius and Brutus. He was deified after his death in 42 BC..

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