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brm_919614 - JULIUS CAESAR Denier

950.00 €(Approx. 1016.50$ | 798.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 49 AC.
Mint name / Town : Gaule ou Italie
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 3,83 g.
Rarity : R1


Obverse legend : CAESAR À L'EXERGUE.
Obverse description : Éléphant passant à droite ; à ses pieds, un serpent (ou carnyx, trompette gauloise).
Obverse translation : “Cæsar”, (César).


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Instruments pontificaux : simpulum, aspersoir, hache à sacrifice, chapeau à sacrifice.


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 750 coins de droit et de 833 coins de revers, représentant une production qui pourrait avoisiner les deux à quatre millions de deniers. Pendant très longtemps, on pensa que ce denier avait été frappé par César pendant la Guerre des Gaules entre 58 et 52 avant J.-C., en Gaule même. En fait, il fut fabriqué au début des Guerres Civiles. Il a été imité servilement par les Trévires avec le bronze HIRTIVS (LT. 9235), fortement romanisé.

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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