Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by octavius, Mar 14, 2019.
"The Death of Caesar" by Vincenzo Camuccini.
My Slavei repro:
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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
@cmezner that's a beauty!
Happy Ides of March!!
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
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
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
@Jay GT4 and @Octavius Thank you so very much for your kind comments, they are highly appreciated
Caesar: The ides of March are come.
Soothsayer: Ay, Caesar; but not gone.
Glorious portrait denarius! I hope the one I eventually get looks as nice as that one!
Thanks. Some call them the coins that killed Caesar. I call mine the coin that killed my budget. I suspect you'll get a nice one, and probably for a great price.
Oof. I can imagine
Wait... How'd we miss this... What happened? Really?
Denarius of Marc Antony & Octavian, c. 41 BC, Ephesus Mint, 21 mm, 4.03 gm.
The combined forces of Marc Antony & Octavian narrowly defeated the combined forces of Brutus & Cassius to avenge the assignation of Julius Caesar.
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.
Had to sell these three poshumous ones to make it a good deal, though
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)
As a father of 2 small children, I've had to sit through this show too many times to count. Thank you for this.
Well, something like this...
Nice coin @octavius , two good portraits!
My humble coins, or parts.
contemporary counterfeit EID MAR by Brutus
Julius and Octavian
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