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01 01 Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar. 49-44 B.C. AR Denarius. Military mint traveling with Caesar in Gaul. c. 49-48 B.C. (3.72g, 19.0m, 4h). Obv: CAESAR in ex., elephant r. trampling serpent. Rev: simpulum, sprinkler, axe surmounted by wolf’s head, and apex. Cr 443/1; Syd. 1006.

This is the first issue in Caesar’s name. The obverse could symbolize the victory of good over evil in general, or the victory of Caesar’s forces over the Pompeians specifically. The reverse clearly refers to Caesar’s status as Pontifex Maximus.
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Album name:Lucas H / Twelve Caesars in Silver
Keywords:Julius Caesar denarius elephant serpent simpulum apex
File Size:53 KB
Date added:May 31, 2012
Dimensions:476 x 219 pixels
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Steve E  [May 31, 2012 at 06:00 PM]
Nice addition! Hope the elephant doesn't mistake it's own trunk for a serpent Nice historical background!
David Atherton  [Jun 01, 2012 at 10:26 AM]
Excellent addition!
Paddy  [Mar 19, 2013 at 01:52 PM]
The toning is very nice, and the centering close to perfect. In all, a very nice coin!