"The coin that killed ." The declares is "Dictator for Life." would be for the remainder of his life, but his life would end only a few weeks or days 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 "Julius Caesar" when is warned by the soothsayer to "beware the Ides of March."
SH84451. Silver , 480/8, 1061, Rome 4154, 23, 105, 1411, aF, , , , porous areas, 3.204 g, maximum 17.3 mm, 180o, struck by P. L. Aemilus Buca, Rome mint, lifetime issue, Feb - 15 Mar 44 B.C.; DICT PERPETVO, laureate of right; standing left, in right hand, long vertical behind in left hand, L BVCA downward on the right; $1100.00 (€979.00)
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; ; $600.00 (€534.00)
, March or April 177 - 31 December 192 A.D., ,
This copies a issued for . The statue of is often described as crowning , but it seems clear on most specimens that both and are just raising their right in a salute. RPC identifies the figure behind as Populi Romani(?), undoubtedly because the figure wears only a around his hips and legs. On the coin issued by , wears a .RP83547. Bronze AE 26, IV 4259 (4 spec., same dies as L 1958-3-4-92); .2 p. 103, 18, pl. XX, 17 ( only); -; -; -, VF, green , a little off-center, marks and scratches, corrosion, 10.650 g, maximum 26.0 mm, 180o, mint, 177 - 192 A.D.; M COMMO AV BR, laureate of right; COL IVLIA AVG PHILIP, a statue of , on left, standing left in military dress and statue of Divi (or Populi Romani?) standing left behind him a around hips and legs, both raising right hand in salute, both on base inscribed DIVS (sic) / AVG in two lines; ex Gitbud & Naumann auction 36, lot 338; very ; $300.00 (€267.00)
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; $105.00 (€93.45)
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