Heritage World Coin Auctions > Dallas Signature Sale 3102Auction date: 2 November 2022
Lot number: 32227

Price realized: 5,250 USD   (Approx. 5,318 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 (20mm, 3.76 gm, 4h). NGC Choice AU 4/5 - 4/5, flan flaw. Rome, February-March 44 BC. CAESAR-DICT PERPETVO, veiled, wreathed head of Julius Caesar right / P•SEPVLLIVS downward on right, MACER upward on left, Venus standing facing, head left, Victory left in right hand, scepter in left; shield at feet behind. Crawford 480/12. Sydenham 1074. Julia 50 and Sepullia 5. Popular lifetime issue with attractive veiled portrait of Caesar. Rare variety with Macer upward, noted only from a single die by Crawford.

From the Leo's College Fund Collection. Ex Den of Antiquity, private sale

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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