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The Tyrannicides - Assassins of Julius Caesar
Roman Republic, M. Junius Brutus, Ides of March, Fourree Denarius, c. 43 - 42 B.C.

|The| |Tyrannicides|, |Roman| |Republic,| |M.| |Junius| |Brutus,| |Ides| |of| |March,| |Fourree| |Denarius,| |c.| |43| |-| |42| |B.C.||denarius|
With this famous type Brutus commemorated his assassination of Julius Caesar on the notorious Ides of March, 44 BC, and claimed that the deed was done to secure liberty for the Roman people (the liberty cap). This coin is a contemporary strike from unofficial dies, in competent style but with an engraver's error in the obverse legend, PIAET for PLAET. In his corpus of EID MAR denarii H. A., Cahn lists five such unofficial plated specimens, namely two in Paris and three in auction catalogues. The specimen that he illustrates, ex Muenzhandlung Basel 6, 1936, 1485, is from the same dies as this coin.
SH01339. Fouree silver plated denarius, Crawford 508/3, Sydenham 1301 (R9), Cohen 15 (350 Fr.); Cahn, Quaderni ticinesi 1989, p. 223 fig. 2 (same dies), aF/F, weight 3.10 g, die axis 180o, W. Asia Minor or Macedonia mint, 42 B.C.; obverse BRVT IMP L PIAET (sic) CE[ST], head of Brutus right; reverse EID MAR, liberty cap and two daggers; SOLD


Roman Republic, Dictatorship of Julius Caesar, Albinus Bruti f., 48 B.C.

|after| |50| |B.C.|, |Roman| |Republic,| |Dictatorship| |of| |Julius| |Caesar,| |Albinus| |Bruti| |f.,| |48| |B.C.||denarius|
This moneyer served under Caesar in Gaul. He was later to be one of Caesars assassins on the Ides of March, 44 B.C
RR56093. Silver denarius, RSC I Postumia 14, Crawford 450/3b, Sydenham 943a, SRCV I 428, F, weight 3.482 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 180o, obverse A POSTVMIVS COS, bare head of the consul Aulus Postumius Albinus right; reverse ALBINV / BRVTIF, inscription in two lines within grain wreath; SOLD







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Cohen, H. Description historique des monnaies frappes sous l'Empire Romain, Vol. 1: Pompey to Domitian. (Paris, 1880).
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Grueber, H.A. Coins of the Roman Republic in The British Museum. (London, 1910).
Russo, R. The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins. (Zurich, 2013).
Rutter, N.K. ed. Historia Numorum. Italy. (London, 2001).
Seaby, H.A., D. Sear, & R. Loosley. Roman Silver Coins, Volume I, The Republic to Augustus. (London, 1989).
Sear, D. R. The History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators 49 - 27 BC. (London, 1998).
Sear, D. R. Roman Coins and Their Values, Volume One, The Republic and the Twelve Caesars 280 BC - AD 86. (London, 2000).
Sydenham, E. The Coinage of the Roman Republic. (London, 1952).

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