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The Ides of March Denarius - a question

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the_Apostate:
Does anyone know how many Ides of March denarii there are approximately?

Just curious because they're so friggin' expensive and usually coins that cost that much are extremely rare* but the IoM is only rare I think making it the relatively speaking most expensive of all ancient coins.

curtislclay:
     A die catalogue of the known specimens was publ. by Herbert Cahn in Quaderni ticinesi XVIII, 1989.  He found 58 specimens, from 8 obv. and 26 rev. dies.  A small number of new specimens have emerged since then.

Jerome Holderman:

--- Quote from: curtislclay on December 04, 2003, 10:48:54 am ---     A die catalogue of the known specimens was publ. by Herbert Cahn in Quaderni ticinesi XVIII, 1989.  He found 58 specimens, from 8 obv. and 26 rev. dies.  A small number of new specimens have emerged since then.

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The number of dies , the reverse in particuliar , would seem to indicate that there could be a fair number yet to be found?

Alex:
26 reverse dies is indeed a very high number.  Its obvious they struck a LOT of these.  With 50+ known it certainly isnt a big rarity, its just a rarity. The historical value is something else.

jdefalco:
There may have been thousands of these struck, but once the dust settled on the Imperatorial Age, it could have been "bad luck" to be seen walking around with these, so people may have filed them down to a silver slug.

I know that the Marc Antony Denarii circulated for hundreds of years, but they didn't depict the murder of Augustus' adoptive father.

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