The Seven (non-portrait, lifetime, Julius) Caesars

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  1. rg3

    rg3 Well-Known Member

    With a click of the mouse this morning, I just completed my first set. Here are examples of RCV 1399-1405. Feel free to post yours. Particularly interested in seeing any 1401s (that was a tough one to find in my price range).
    1399.jpg 1400.jpg 1401.jpg 1402.jpg 1403.jpg 1404.jpg 1405.jpg
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  3. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King

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  4. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Great set!
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  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Julius Caesar 2.jpg Julius Caesar 1a.jpg Julius Caesar 4.jpg Julius Caesar 7 a.jpg
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  6. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Great collection rg3.
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  7. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

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  8. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    That is a great set.
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  9. Youngcoin

    Youngcoin Everything Collector

    Wow great set!
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  10. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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  11. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    A fantastic set I wouldn't even dream of attempting! I was only vaguely aware of the existence of the Trinacrus coin. Neat to see Caesar associated with something naval!

    My two Caesars:
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  12. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    Impressive collections guys. Tons of eye candy in this thread. I don't have anything comparable, as I only have one Caesar.

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  13. David Atherton

    David Atherton Flavian Fanatic

    Congrats! It's always a great feeling when you complete a set.
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  14. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Great job capturing that cool subcollection @rg3 !

    I only have a couple to offer:

    RR Caesar AR Denarius 49 BCE Traveling Mint Elephant-Pontificates Sear 1399 Craw 443-1.jpg
    RR Caesar AR Denarius 49 BCE Traveling Mint Elephant-Pontificates Sear 1399 Craw 443-1

    RImp Julius Caesar Lifetime P Sepullius Macer AR Den Jan-Mar 44 BCE 4.03g. CAESAR – DICT PERPETVO Veiled - Venus Victory sceptre star Syd 1074a Sear Imperators 107e Craw 480/14 Rare
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  15. Volodya

    Volodya Junior Member

    Well done, but the non-portrait Caesar set isn't quite complete. It's missing this rare coin, Crawford 452/5 and the related "large head" variety, Crawford 452/4:

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    Also missing is the rare Crawford 482/1, assigned by Crawford and most others to
    Caesar. (However, I'm inclined to follow Sear in attributing 482/1 to Octavian. I commented on the type in Gemini V, where the following example most recently appeared: "Because of the typical Caesarian types (Venus and trophy) and the legend CAESAR IMP, this extremely rare coin has traditionally been described as a military issue of Julius Caesar, struck perhaps in Spain. David Sear in Imperators has plausibly argued that the coin is better seen as an early military issue of Octavian, struck in conjunction with the Mutina War in the spring of 43 BC. Sear points out that Caesar, in his massive coinages in Gaul and the civil war theaters, uses the cognomen CAESAR alone, without the addition of the imperatorial title. The only exception is the rare Sicilian issue of Allienus, Crawford 457/1, which is in many ways atypical. In contrast, Octavian's first portrait coin, Crawford 490/1, does employ precisely the legend C CAESAR IMP. The present coin then fits nicely as Octavian's initial military issue, quickly replaced by one bearing his portrait.")


    Sadly, the Gemini coin above (previously Lanz, before that Naville X, Petrowicz Collection in 1925) is not in my collection.
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  16. Volodya

    Volodya Junior Member

    Some other non-portrait Caesarian denarii in my collection:

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  17. rg3

    rg3 Well-Known Member

    Great examples all, thank you for sharing! I knew I should have put quotes around "seven" or "completed." Good catch @Volodya ! Unsure if I'll ever snag 452/4,5 but to be honest do not have 467/1b yet, so that may be next on the hit list. Thank you for the 482/1 info, fascinating tidbit regarding possible Octavian early issue. Guided me to dig a little deeper on 480/21, which apparently is thought to be one of Antony's early issues.
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  18. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Sorry guys no silver non-portrait only have this 46-45 BC Dupondius. IMG - Copy.jpg
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  19. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    The Mostest Awesomist coins, as ever Phil... can you please take some photo lessons from dougsmit though, so we can all fully appreciate their beauty? :)
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  20. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Great set and great examples




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