"The coin that killed ." The declares is "Dictator for Life" and he wears the veil, symbolic of his life-term position as . would be both the and high priest of Rome for the remainder of his life, but his life would end only a few weeks after this coin was struck. For to put his image on coins and in effect declare himself was too much for and his republican allies. On the Ides of March (15 March) 44 B.C. was stabbed to death by as many as 60 conspirators, led by and Cassius. According to Plutarch, a seer had warned that harm would come to no later than the Ides of March. On his way to the Theater of Pompey, where he would be assassinated, passed the seer and joked, "The ides of March have come," meaning to say that the prophecy had not been fulfilled, to which the seer replied "Aye, ; but not gone." This meeting is famously dramatized in William Shakespeare's play , when is warned by the soothsayer to "beware the Ides of March."
Minted for Caesar's planned Parthian war, this was often carelessly struck indicating the mint was working under great pressure.SH76555. Silver ON RESERVE
, 480/7b, 104a, I Rome 4155, 1062, 24, 1410, VF, attractive , uneven strike, contact marks, , 3.273 g, maximum 18.2 mm, 315o, Rome mint, moneyer L. Aemilius Buca, Feb - Mar 44 B.C.; - DICT PERPETVO (starting upper right), wreathed of right; seated right, in extended right hand, transverse in left hand, L BVCA downward behind; ex auction 13 (29 Nov 2014), lot 369; ex Andrew McCabe Collection; ; $1210.00 (€1064.80)
and Divus , , 36 B.C., , Gaul
was originally founded as the Roman city , a name invoking prosperity and the blessing of the gods. The city became increasingly referred to as by the end of the 1st century A.D. The etymology of is a latinization of the Gaulish place name Lugodunon. While dunon means , the source of Lug is uncertain. The most commonly offered meaning is the god named Lug. During the Middle Ages, was transformed to by natural sound change.RR70870. Bronze , 515, 7, 689, F, 16.797 g, maximum 29.9 mm, 0o, ( , France) mint, 36 B.C.; IMP DIVI , two heads back to back: laureate of Divus to left and of to right; between them branch with its tip bent to right over Octavian's ; Prow of galley to right, ornamented with an eye and ; superimposed on globe and above deck, below; ; $610.00 (€536.80)
and , , 36 B.C., , Gaul
is in south-eastern France, 20 miles (32 km) south of , on the Rhone River. Before the arrival of the Roman armies under , was the capital city of the Allobroges. RPC misspells the name, .
The struck at was a and the was frequently halved to make two .RR65956. Bronze cut fragment, cut half of 517, -, F, 10.384 g, maximum 31.5 mm, 0o, Gaul, mint, 36 B.C.; IMP / DIVI , bare heads of left [and right (off )]; [C I V] ( Iulia Viennensis), prow right with superstructure; $120.00 (€105.60)
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