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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Republic| > |after 50 B.C.| > SH58523
Roman Republic, C. Vibius Varus, 42 B.C.
|after| |50| |B.C.|, |Roman| |Republic,| |C.| |Vibius| |Varus,| |42| |B.C.|, In October 42 B.C. the Republican army was defeated at Philippi by the legions Antony and Octavian. Cassius and Brutus committed suicide. Brutus' body was brought to Antonius' camp, where he cast his purple paludamentum over his dead body and ordered an honorable funeral for his erstwhile comrade. The Republican cause was crushed; Rome rested in the hands of the Second Triumvirate.
SH58523. Silver denarius, SRCV I 496, Sydenham 1138, Crawford 494/36, RSC I Vibia 24, BMCRR 4295, VF, toned, Rome mint, weight 3.352g, maximum diameter 18.4mm, die axis 90o, 42 B.C.; obverse head of Bacchus right, wearing wreath of ivy and grapes; reverse panther springing left toward a Bacchic mask on a garlanded altar, thyrsus (Dionysus' staff) leaning against back of the altar, VARVS upwards on right, CVIBIVS in exergue; rare; SOLD











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