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brm_881511 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

JULIUS CAESAR Denier AU
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Item sold on our e-shop (2023)
Price : 1 500.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: 45 AC.
Mint name / Town : Espagne
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,87 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait de Vénus, bien venu à la frappe. Très beau revers. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Vénus à droite, portant boucle d'oreille et collier ; derrière, le long du cou, petit buste de Cupidon.

Reverse


Reverse legend : CAESAR À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Trophée gaulois formé d'un casque, d'une cuirasse, de boucliers, de lances et de deux carnyx ; au pied du trophée : deux captifs assis ; celui de gauche, une femme assise à gauche, pleurant ; celui de droite, un homme assis à droite, se retournant, les mains attachées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : “Cæsar”, (César).

Historical background


JULIUS CAESAR

(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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