Ides of March

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    "The Death of Caesar" by Vincenzo Camuccini.

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    My Slavei repro:

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  3. cmezner

    cmezner Well-Known Member

    One of my coins that I love, Julius Caesar - Aeneas:

    18 x 19 mm, 3.69 g;
    Military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa, 47 - 46 BC
    Ref.: Crawford 458/1; Sydenham 1013; Sear Imperators 55;
    Ob.: Anepigraphic. Diademed head of Venus. Border of dots
    Rev.: CAESAR Aeneas advancing l., carrying palladium in r. hand and Anchises on l. shoulder. Border of dots
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  4. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

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  5. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    superb coin.
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  6. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter


    Happy Ides of March!! :happy:

    Julius Caesar - New 2017.jpg JULIUS CAESAR
    AR Denarius. 3.77g, 19mm. Rome mint, struck by L. Aemilius Buca, February - March 44 BC. Crawford 480/8; Sydenham 1061; RCV 1411. O: CAESAR DICT PERPETVO , wreathed head of Caesar facing right. R: L BVCA , Venus standing left, holding Victory and a sceptre.
    Ex David Sellwood Collection; ex Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin (1 Oct 1977), lot 793

    Julius Caesar - Venus Trophy New.jpg JULIUS CAESAR
    AR Denarius. 3.98g, 18.6mm. Military mint travelling with Caesar in Spain, circa 46-45 BC. Crawford 468/1; Sydenham 1014. O: Head of Venus right, wearing stephane; Cupid behind shoulder. R: Trophy of Gallic arms between two seated captives: female resting head in right hand to left, and bearded male with hands tied behind back on right; CAESAR in exergue.
    Ex Eucharius Collection

    RR - Julius Caesar - Elephant Ex Kelly 2987.jpg JULIUS CAESAR
    AR Denarius. 3.91g, 18.4mm. Military mint traveling with Caesar (in northern Italy?), April - August 49 BC. Crawford 443/1; Sydenham 1006. O: Elephant advancing right, trampling on horned serpent; CAESAR below. R: Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex.
    Ex Michael Kelly Collection
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  7. cmezner

    cmezner Well-Known Member

    @Jay GT4 and @Octavius Thank you so very much for your kind comments, they are highly appreciated :)
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  8. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar

    Caesar: The ides of March are come.

    Soothsayer: Ay, Caesar; but not gone.
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  9. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  10. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    Glorious portrait denarius! I hope the one I eventually get looks as nice as that one!
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  11. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Thanks. Some call them the coins that killed Caesar. I call mine the coin that killed my budget. :dead: I suspect you'll get a nice one, and probably for a great price. :)
  12. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    Oof. I can imagine
  13. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    Wait... How'd we miss this... What happened? Really?
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  14. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Denarius of Marc Antony & Octavian, c. 41 BC, Ephesus Mint, 21 mm, 4.03 gm.

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    The combined forces of Marc Antony & Octavian narrowly defeated the combined forces of Brutus & Cassius to avenge the assignation of Julius Caesar.
  15. IdesOfMarch01

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  16. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Mine is well-loved and of a very sub-par style, but I didn't have to break the banks for it, and it is the DICT PERPETVO type, IMO one of the most important coin types ever made.

    Julius caesar lifetime denarius macer sear 1414.jpg

    Had to sell these three poshumous ones to make it a good deal, though
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  17. jamesicus

    jamesicus pachydermicus Supporter

    Denarius, Crawford, Roman Republican Coins (RRC), No. 480/8 (March 44 BC - Alfoldi)
    Coin obverse depiction: Julius Caesar wreathed head facing right
    Inscription clockwise from right: CAESAR DICT PERPETVO (Dictator in Perpetuity)
    Coin reverse depiction: Venus Victrix standing, facing left, holding statuette of victory on palm of right hand and supporting vertical scepter with left hand
    Inscription vertical to right: L BVCA (L. Aemilius Buca, Moneyer)
    Weight: 3.5g
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
  18. Finn235

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  19. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    As a father of 2 small children, I've had to sit through this show too many times to count. Thank you for this.
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  20. Ryro

    Ryro Change your thoughts. Change the world. Supporter

    Well, something like this...

  21. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Nice coin @octavius , two good portraits!
    My humble coins, or parts.
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    contemporary counterfeit EID MAR by Brutus

    Julius and Octavian
    J Caesar RPC515 Wallin Mynt 1.31.17.jpg Octavian RPC517 Wallin Mynt 1.31.17.jpg
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