JULIUS CAESAR, AULUS ALLIENUS, GOVERNOR OF SICILY & MONEYER, 47 BC. (Denarius 3.98g 18.50mm) [NGC FINE 4/5-3/5] [Syd R-7 RARE Sicilian Mint.

Ancient Coins - JULIUS CAESAR, AULUS ALLIENUS, GOVERNOR OF SICILY & MONEYER, 47 BC. (Denarius 3.98g 18.50mm) [NGC FINE 4/5-3/5] [Syd R-7 RARE Sicilian Mint.
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JULIUS CAESAR by AULUS ALLIENUS - GOVERNOR OF SICILY and MONEYER, 47 BC. (Denarius 3.98g 18.5mm) Sicilian Mint
OBV: C CAESAR IMP COS ITER,  Diademed and draped bust of Venus right. Border of dots.
RV: A ALLIENVS PRO COS,  Trinacrus standing left, placing right foot on prow, and holding triskeles in right hand and cloak in left hand. Border of dots.
Crawford 457/1     Syd-1022 (R7)     C-1 (80 Fr.)    Sear #1401     RSC #1                                                                                                                                          "Caesar embarks from the western Sicilian port of Lilybaeum for Africa to confront the survivors of the Pompeian party (late 47 BC.). Coins are struck for him at this time by his lieutenant A. Allienus." David Sear 
       "This coin was issued by Allienus for the use of the troops he levied for Caesar in 47 BC. Sicily was originally known as Trinacria."   Seaby #1 p.106
       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 small issue of denarii was struck by the proconsul/governor of Sicily at the time, Aulus Allienus. This issue is also rare in that it depicts the name of the dictator's lieutenant with his own name which is a feature that Pompey exhibited on his coinage. Caesar was at the Sicilian port of Lilybaeum late in 47 BC. organizing an army to invade Africa where he fought and defeated Scipio, Marcus Cato, Labienus, Varus, Afranius, Petreius, and Sextus and Gnaeus Pompeius (Pompey's sons) at Thapsus. This is the first appearance of the goddess Venus on this Caesarian coin. Venus was revered by the dictator. The Sicilian origin of this coin is shown by the triskeles on the reverse. Trinacrus, son of the god Neptune, derives from Trinacria (three cornered land) the ancient name for Sicily.
 "What my dear Brutus, art thou also in the number of these murderers?" These were Julius Caesar' last words, after which he expired in the Senate House having received 23 wounds. 
Casca was the first to stab Caesar, followed by Cassius and the other conspirators, all his friends, and associates, and several whom he forgave for their odious actions toward him, and his policies. 
      Thus, as the historian remarks, "Julius Caesar had filled the world with the blood of others,
filled the Senate House with his own." Florus
Ancient Coins - JULIUS CAESAR, AULUS ALLIENUS, GOVERNOR OF SICILY & MONEYER, 47 BC. (Denarius 3.98g 18.50mm) [NGC FINE 4/5-3/5] [Syd R-7 RARE Sicilian Mint.
Ancient Coins - JULIUS CAESAR, AULUS ALLIENUS, GOVERNOR OF SICILY & MONEYER, 47 BC. (Denarius 3.98g 18.50mm) [NGC FINE 4/5-3/5] [Syd R-7 RARE Sicilian Mint.
Ancient Coins - JULIUS CAESAR, AULUS ALLIENUS, GOVERNOR OF SICILY & MONEYER, 47 BC. (Denarius 3.98g 18.50mm) [NGC FINE 4/5-3/5] [Syd R-7 RARE Sicilian Mint.
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利率: 08/19/19

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