Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 20Auction date: 16 July 2022
Lot number: 2319

Price realized: 700 CHF   (Approx. 715 USD / 709 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Julius Caesar, 49-44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.72 g, 9 h), L. Aemilius Buca, moneyer, Rome, February-March 44 BC. CAESAR DICT PERPETVO Wreathed head of Julius Caesar to right. Rev. L BVCA Venus seated to right, holding long scepter in her right hand and Victory in her left. Babelon (Julia) 36 and (Aemilia) 15. Crawford 480/7b. RBW 1682. Sydenham 1062. Harshly cleaned and with some banker's marks and scratches, otherwise, fine.

Starting price: 50 CHF

Match 1:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 20Auction date: 16 July 2022
Lot number: 2320

Price realized: 3,200 CHF   (Approx. 3,269 USD / 3,243 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Julius Caesar, 49-44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.77 g, 9 h), P. Sepullius Macer, moneyer, Rome, first half of March 44 BC. CAESAR DICT PERPETVO Laureate head of Julius Caesar to right. Rev. P•SEPVLLIVS - MACER Venus standing front, head lowered to left, holding Victory in her right hand and long scepter adorned with star in her left. Babelon (Julia) 49 and (Sepulia) 4. Crawford 480/11. RBW 1684. Sydenham 1072. Beautifully toned and well centered, a fine example of this historically important issue. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, good very fine.


Privately acquired from Numismatica Ars Classica in 2021, ex Jesús Vico 154, 6 June 2019, 405, Rauch 86, 12 May 2010, 533, Stack's Bowers September 2008 Auction, 10 September 2008, 293 (with original ticket) and privately acquired from Bourgey in January 1938.

In early 44 BC, Julius Caesar had himself appointed dictator perpetuo or dictator in perpetuity, a brazen act that granted him unprecedented political power. His lust for power went hand in hand with the production of coins carrying his portrait, normally associated with Greek and Eastern monarchies, to which he soon added his newly gained title. Coupled with the image of Venus, the mythical forebear of the gens Julia, on the reverse, Caesar showed himself as master of men and favorite of the gods alike. Despite his political brilliance, he severely miscalculated the degree to which his fellow senators resented his move towards monarchical rule, and perhaps mere days after this coin was struck, Caesar was brought down on 15 March in a bloody conspiracy.

Starting price: 750 CHF

Match 2:
Leu Numismatik AG > Auction 12Auction date: 15 May 2022
Lot number: 1012

Price realized: 9,500 CHF   (Approx. 9,517 USD / 9,139 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Julius Caesar, 49-44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.69 g, 4 h), with M. Mettius, Rome, January-February 44. CAESAR•IMP Wreathed head of Julius Caesar to right; to left, lituus and simpulum. Rev. M•METTIVS Venus standing front, head to left, resting left arm on shield set on globe, holding Victory in her right hand and long scepter in her left; in field to left, G. Babelon (Julia) 32 and (Mettia) 4. Crawford 480/3. CRI 100. RBW 1678. Sydenham 1056. Beautifully toned, perfectly centered, and with an excellent portrait. Struck from a slightly worn reverse die and with very light deposits, otherwise, about extremely fine.


From the collection of Dipl.-Ing. Adrian Lang, privately purchased from Paul Rabin (with original ticket), ex Numismatica Ars Classica 40, 16 May 2007, 576.

Estimate: 5000 CHF

Match 3:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 20Auction date: 16 July 2022
Lot number: 2307

Price realized: 3,000 CHF   (Approx. 3,065 USD / 3,040 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Julius Caesar, 49-44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.78 g, 9 h), military mint moving with Caesar in Gallia Narbonensis or Hispania Citerior, 49-48. CAESAR Elephant walking right, trampling on horned serpent. Rev. Priestly implements: simpulum, aspergillum, securis with wolf's head at the top, and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Cohen 49. Crawford 443/1. CRI 9. RBW 1557. Sydenham 1006. A beautifully toned example with a particularly naturalistic rendering of an elephant. The reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.


Ex Aureo & Calicó 346, 12 March 2020, 1015 and Aureo & Calicó 289, 16 March 2017, 1036.

Starting price: 250 CHF

Match 4:
Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 20Auction date: 16 July 2022
Lot number: 2308

Price realized: 1,100 CHF   (Approx. 1,124 USD / 1,115 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Julius Caesar, 49-44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.72 g, 12 h), military mint moving with Caesar in Gallia Narbonensis or Hispania Citerior, 49-48. CAESAR Elephant walking right, trampling on horned serpent. Rev. Priestly implements: simpulum, aspergillum, securis with wolf's head at the top, and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Cohen 49. Crawford 443/1. CRI 9. RBW 1557. Sydenham 1006. Lightly toned and attractive. The obverse struck slightly off center and with some marks, otherwise, very fine.


Ex Roma E-Auction 41, 2 December 2017, 650.

Starting price: 200 CHF

Match 5:
Leu Numismatik AG > Auction 11Auction date: 14 May 2022
Lot number: 223

Price realized: 3,000 CHF   (Approx. 3,005 USD / 2,886 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Julius Caesar, 49-44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.86 g, 6 h), military mint moving with Caesar in Africa, 48-47. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. CAESAR Aeneas advancing left, carrying palladium in his right hand and Anchises on his left shoulder. Babelon (Julia) 10. Crawford 458/1. RBW 1600. Sydenham 1013. Lustrous, lightly toned and sharply struck, an exceptional example. The reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, virtually as struck.

Estimate: 2000 CHF