Heritage World Coin Auctions > Showcase Auction 61288Auction date: 18 September 2022
Lot number: 95170

Price realized: 2,100 USD   (Approx. 2,101 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Julius Caesar, as Dictator Perpetuo (February-March 44 BC), with Gaius Cossutius Maridianus, as Moneyer. AR denarius (17mm, 3.55 gm, 10h). NGC Choice VF 3/5 - 3/5, edge cut. Rome, February-March 44 BC. CAESAR-DICT PERPETVO, laureate and veiled head of Julius Caesar right / C•MARIDIANVS, Venus Victrix standing facing, head left, Victory left in right hand, resting left elbow on shield set on globe. Crawford 480/16. Sydenham 1067. Dark cabinet toning.

From the Historical Scholar Collection

This series of coins containing the "DICT PERPETVO," or Dictator in Perpetuity, in conjunction with his lifetime portrait, is considered by historians as the coins that killed Caesar. Around a month after this legend was minted, Julius Caesar was assassinated by the Senate in the Theater of Pompey.



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