AR Denarius of Julius Caesar 49-44 BC., issued by A. Allienus, proconsul of Sicily, Trinacrus holding triskeles, Lilybaeum mint, Sydenham 1022 (R7) very rare

Ancient Coins - AR Denarius of Julius Caesar 49-44 BC., issued by A. Allienus, proconsul of Sicily, "Trinacrus holding triskeles", Lilybaeum mint, Sydenham 1022 (R7) very rare
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Reign

Julius Caesar october 49 BC. - 15 march 44 BC., Imperator and Dictator

Denomination

AR Denarius

Date Struck

Late 47 BC., under A. Allienus (proconsular governor of Sicily)

Mint

Sicily (possibly Lilybaeum)

Obverse

C · CAESAR IMP · COS · ITER, diademed and draped bust of Venus right, wearing stephane

Reverse

A · ALLIENVS PRO · COS, Trinacrus standing left, right foot on prow, holding triskeles in right hand and cloak in left

Weight

3.94 grams

Diameter

20/19 mm

Reference

Crawford 457/1; Sydenham 1022 (R7); RSC 1

Grade

Very fine, lightly toned, reverse off centre

Comments


Historical:


Before embarking for north Africa from the Sicilian port of Lilybaeum, Caesar spent some time on the island organizing the invasion force with which he was going to confront Scipio and the other Pompeians. During this period (late 47 BC.) a small issue of denarii was produced in Caesar's name by Aulus Allienus who had been appointed proconsular governor of Sicily the preceding year.


Numismatic:


This coin of Julius Caesar is one of the rarest in the Caesarian series and obviously received extensive circulation as all surviving examples show considerable wear.

This is the first appearance of the goddess Venus on this Caesarian coin. As the ancestress of the gens Iulia through Iulus, grandson of Venus and Anchises, the goddess was revered by the dictator.

The reverse shows Trinacrus, a son of Neptune, whose name probably derives from an alternate name of Sicily, Tinacria "three cornered land".


Ancient Coins - AR Denarius of Julius Caesar 49-44 BC., issued by A. Allienus, proconsul of Sicily,
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利率: 09/13/19

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