Roman Silver & Bronze
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Lot 2152 Roman Silver & Bronze
REPUBLIC, Julius Caesar, (assassinated 44 B.C.), silver denarius, Africa mint, issued 47-46 B.C., obv. diademed head of Venus to right, rev. Aeneas to left, carrying palladium in r. hand and Anchises on left shoulder, to right CAESAR downwards, (Syd. 1013, Cr.458/1, S.355). Nearly fine.
This coinage was produced to defray the costs of Caesar's military operations against the Pompeians in North Africa, the campaign ended with the dictator's victory at Thapsus on April 6, 46 B.C.
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REPUBLIC, Julius Caesar, (assassinated 44 B.C.), silver denarius, Africa mint, issued 47-46 B.C., obv. diademed ...