..Shake hands and come out stabbing... Brutus Albinus..

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  1. ominus1

    ominus1 Supporter! Supporter

    ..i won this last week with the help of microsoft and my friend Pat! :)...microsoft sent 'the end of life' update to my windows 7 dell computer 2 mondays ago and totally shut it down with loss of all files and pics..with Pats help, i got another computer(i'm on it now) and with her at the helm of her handheld and us on the phone with me telling her how to snipe:)rolleyes:) last week, we were able to bring this home..and because she went over the amount i wanted to bid:)nailbiting:), she made over half of the cost a early Christmas gift:)woot::D:angelic:)..but i am so happy to have it!..its long been on a dream list for this is the Brutus who Caesar named in his will and thought and said so much about and who walked him(Caesar) to his death and plunged a blade in himself...now i have a coin for the Idles of March...:D

    Post your coins n comments! :) IMG_0347.JPG IMG_0353.JPG Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus(April 81-Sept 43BC) Denarius, 48BC
    Ob: Pietas facing right, Rv: clasped hands around a caduceus, (advertising Caesars reconciliation policy.)
     
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  3. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Wow that's interesting. I had no idea shaking hands was invented back then but I just looked it up.

    Shaking hands was invented in 5th century B.C. in Greece to show that neither person is carrying a weapon.

    You learn something new every day :)
     
  4. Antonius Britannia

    Antonius Britannia Well-Known Member

    Fantastic coin, Quite a general, certainly gave the Veneti trouble during the Gallic wars.

    The man who led Caesar to slaughter. :mask:
     
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  5. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Count me peanut butter and jealous!!!:D
    I've no Brutus, but here's the man rumored to be his illegitimate father Screenshot_20210407-161015_PicCollage-removebg-preview.png
     
  6. Antonius Britannia

    Antonius Britannia Well-Known Member

    ettubrute.jpg

    William Holmes Sullivan 1888 "Et tu, Brute"

    Also, don't mix up Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus, with Marcus Junius Brutus. Two seperate, but important Romans
     
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    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  8. ominus1

    ominus1 Supporter! Supporter

    ..that's very true..:)
    i was reading that...a 'not sure, but sure coulda been" kind o deal...
    ..thanks Antone...ya know that almost was the title of this thread, old friend...like minds..:) (and i LOVE that painting!..i'd get a copy, but i'm running out o wall room:p))
     
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