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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 wolfs head, and apex. Cr 443/1; Syd. 1006.

This is the first issue in Caesars name. The obverse could symbolize the victory of good over evil in general, or the victory of Caesars forces over the Pompeians specifically. The reverse clearly refers to Caesars status as Pontifex Maximus.
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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!
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