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Julius Caesar, Imperator and Dictator, October 49 - 15 March 44 B.C.

Gaius Julius Caesar is one of the most famous men in history. At the end of his brilliant military and political career, he had gained control of the Roman state. His puppet senate heaped more and more honors upon him. In February 44 B.C. the senate named him dictator for life. Many senators, however, feared that he wished to become king, ending the Republic. On the 15th of March 44 B.C., 63 senators attacked him with knives they had hidden in the folds of their togas. This most famous of assassinations plunged the Roman Republic into 17 years of civil war, after which it would re-emerge as the Roman Empire.

|Julius| |Caesar|, |Julius| |Caesar,| |Imperator| |and| |Dictator,| |October| |49| |-| |15| |March| |44| |B.C.||denarius|NEW
This type was a special military coinage produced by Caesar during his final campaign. This campaign against the Pompeian forces in Spain culminated in the battle of Munda on 17 March 45 B.C. The obverse refers to Caesar's mythical descent from the goddess Venus. The reverse refers to Caesar's victories in Gaul and the male Gaulish captive may be Vercingetorix.
RR96978. Silver denarius, SRCV I 1404, BMCRR Spain 89, RSC I 13, Sydenham 58, Crawford 468/1, aVF, toned, scratches, bumps, encrustations, off center, weight 2.988 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 180o, Spanish mint, 46 - 45 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Venus right, small Cupid behind; reverse trophy of Gallic arms; on left, Gallia seated left with hand to head in attitude of morning; on right, male (Vercingetorix?) captive seated right, hands bound behind, looking up; CAESAR in exergue; ex FORVM (2012); $500.00 SALE |PRICE| $450.00 ON RESERVE


Roman Republic, Lead Glans Sling Bullet, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.

|Lead| |Glandes| |Sling| |Bullets|, |Roman| |Republic,| |Lead| |Glans| |Sling| |Bullet,| |2nd| |-| |1st| |Century| |B.C.|NEW
From a Spanish collection. Probably found at site of the Battle of Munda where Julius Caesar defeated the Pompeian army. Tens of thousands of Romans died at Munda, and Caesar himself fought for his life among the ranks. According to the contemporary report of Vegatius, Republican slingers had an accurate range of up to six hundred feet.
AS96249. cf. Petrie XLIV 15-23; glandes sling bullet, roughly almond shape, 87.8g, 52mm long, Choice large example, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.; $75.00 SALE |PRICE| $67.00
 


Roman Republic, Lead Glans Sling Bullet, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.

|Lead| |Glandes| |Sling| |Bullets|, |Roman| |Republic,| |Lead| |Glans| |Sling| |Bullet,| |2nd| |-| |1st| |Century| |B.C.|NEW
From a Spanish collection. Probably found at site of the Battle of Munda where Julius Caesar defeated the Pompeian army. Tens of thousands of Romans died at Munda, and Caesar himself fought for his life among the ranks. According to the contemporary report of Vegatius, Republican slingers had an accurate range of up to six hundred feet.
AS96248. cf. Petrie XLIV 15-23; glandes sling bullet, roughly almond shape, 68.5g, 44mm long, Choice large example, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.; $70.00 SALE |PRICE| $63.00
 







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Russo, R. The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins. (Zurich, 2013).
Rutter, N.K. ed. Historia Numorum. Italy. (London, 2001).
Seaby, H.A., D. Sear, & R. Loosley. Roman Silver Coins, Volume I, The Republic to Augustus. (London, 1989).
Sear, D. R. The History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators 49 - 27 BC. (London, 1998).
Sear, D. R. Roman Coins and Their Values, Volume One, The Republic and the Twelve Caesars 280 BC - AD 86. (London, 2000).
Sydenham, E. The Coinage of the Roman Republic. (London, 1952).

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