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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Imperators| > |The Tyrannicides| > SH21680
C. Cassius Longinus, Proconsul and Imperator, Committed Suicide in 42 B.C.
Gaius Cassius Longinus (before 85 B.C. - October 42 B.C.) was a Roman senator, the prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar, and the brother in-law of Brutus. A magnificent uncirculated specimen of a rarity of the Imperatorial series.
SH21680. Silver denarius, SRCV I 1446, BMCRR East 79, RSC I 7, Crawford 500/1, Sydenham 219, Brilliant Mint State, struck near Smyrna, Ionia(?), mobile military mint, weight 3.816g, maximum diameter 17.8mm, die axis 180o, early 42 B.C.; obverse CCASSI IMP, tripod surmounted by cauldron and two laurel branches, fillet hanging from either side; reverse LENTVLVS / SPINT (moneyer L. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther), jug and lituus (emblems of the Augurate); very rare; SOLD










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