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Julius Caesar, Imperator and Dictator, October 49 - 15 March 44 B.C.
This issue was minted to pay for Caesar's military operation against the Pompeians in North Africa. The campaign ended with the dictator's victory at Thapsus on 6 April 46 B.C. The reverse depicts Aeneas carrying his father and the palladium away from burning Troy and refers to the mythical descent of the Julia gens from Iulus, the son of Aeneas.
SH86193. Silver denarius, Crawford 458/1, RSC I 12, Sydenham 1013, BMCRR East 31, SRCV I 1402, Choice F, toned, marks and scratches, porosity, North Africa mint, weight 3.430g, maximum diameter 18.0mm, die axis 180o
, 47 - 46 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Venus right, wearing necklace, hair rolled back, in a knot behind, two locks down neck; reverse Aeneas walking left, nude, carrying his father, Anchises, on his left shoulder, palladium in right hand, CAESAR downward on right; SOLD
Catalog current as of Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
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