One of two Julius Caesar AR Denarii I recently bought. (Military mint travelling with Caesar, 49-48 BC. Crawford 443/1; CRI 9; RSC 49) Obverse: Elephant advancing right, trampling on serpent; CAESAR in exergue. Reverse: Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis (surmounted by wolf's head - unfortunately missing, probably due more to wear than a poor strike - see picture IV, where you can just about make it out, and picture V with my rough outline drawing), and apex. VF, 3.75g, 19mm, 2h. Both sides have gold highlights, especially the reverse. See pictures III and IV, which I have darkened to show this. The condition of this Denarius is not too bad at all - the strike was probably a good one - even if slightly off-centre, more so on the reverse than obverse - but the coin has been circulated. As such, the elephant is a little worn on its body, as is the trunk, but overall not too bad. The reverse is generally better; the apex seems barely worn at all, although wolf's head atop the securis has been worn off.