Heritage World Coin Auctions > Showcase Auction 61288Auction date: 18 September 2022
Lot number: 95173

Price realized: 1,600 USD   (Approx. 1,601 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Julius Caesar, as Dictator Perpetuo (February-March 44 BC), with Publius Sepullius Macer, as Moneyer. AR denarius (17mm, 3.64 gm, 7h). NGC Choice Fine, 2/5 - 2/5, double-struck, edge filing, marks. Rome, February-March 44 BC. CAESAR-DICT PERPETVO, veiled, wreathed head of Julius Caesar right / P•SEPVLLIVS downward on right, MACER downward on left, Venus standing facing, head left, Victory left in right hand, scepter in left; shield at feet behind. Crawford 480/13. Sydenham 1074. Julia 50 and Sepullia 5.

From the Historical Scholar Collection. Ex Wayne Sayles Error Collection (Classical Numismatic Group, Mail Bid Sale 63, 21 May 2003), lot 1993

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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