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M. Junius Brutus, Crawford 433/1
M. Junius Brutus, 85 BC - 42 BC, the most famous of Caesar's assassins
AR - Denar, 3.96g, 19mm
54 BC
obv. Bust of Liberty r., no jewels in hair above forehead.
LIBERTAS to l.
rev. The consul L. Junius Brutus walking l. between two lictores preceded by an
accensor.
exergue: BRVTVS
Crawford 433/1; Sydenham 906a; Junia 31a
EF

The rev. type recalls the expulsion of Tarquinius Superbus, the last King of Rome, by L. Junius Brutus, the moneyer's ancestor, who in 509 BC was elected the first consul of the newly formed Republic. 'Libertatem et consulatum L. Brutus instituit.' (Tacitus Ann. 1, 1)
This type illustrates the strong republican view of M.Junius Brutus! Caesar should had know that
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Date added:Sep 07, 2005
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Pscipio  [Sep 07, 2005 at 08:25 PM]
Oh, very nice, congrats!
Massanutten  [Apr 04, 2006 at 04:04 AM]
Most excellant! and historically significant!!!!!
b70  [Apr 05, 2006 at 09:25 AM]
That is one nice coin!
ROMA  [Feb 04, 2008 at 08:46 PM]
An underappreciated coin, a favorite Republican issue of mine!
 

   

 
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