I know that this piece is quite off-center and that it was issued, probably in 43 BC, the year after Julius Caesar died. Still it's nice portrait of the Roman dictator, later to be hailed as an emperor. Furthermore it cost less than half the amounts that I had seen for "really nice" Caesar portrait coins in slabs. Some of them were not that nice at all, but still high priced. As added bonus, Mark Antony is one the obverse. I know have this coin backwards, but I didn't buy it for the sake of Mark Antony. The history of this piece is rather interesting. Mark Antony had made at time when he was sort of down and out. It was probably made in a military camp somewhere in Gaul with a tree stump for an anvil. Here is what I've been able to learn about this period: This usual two headed denarius was struck while Mark Antony and Octavian were doing battle with the Roman Senate. Antony had suffered a military defeat at the hands of a Senate led army. The Senate, which was under the influence of Cicero, opposed the pro-Caesarian faction. Caesar’s nephew, Octavian, got command of eight Senatorial legions when both consuls were killed in battle. Although Antony had lost a battle, he had not lost the war. He retreated with his forces to Cisalpine Gaul where he waited while Octavian returned to Rome and dealt with Senatorial politics. Antony greatly strengthened his position when he formed another alliance with Marcus Aemlius Lepidus who was the governor of Transalpine Gaul and Spain. That alliance gave him 17 more legions. This coin, like so many Roman coins, served a political purpose. It reminded the soldiers and the civilians that Antony was loyal to Julius Caesar and his memory. Seven months later, Antony, Octavian and Lepidus formed the Second Triumvirate to defeat Caesar’s assassins.