Ancient Roman Silver Denarius Coin of Marcus Junius Brutus - 54 BC

Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Silver Denarius Coin of Marcus Junius Brutus - 54 BC
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An ancient Roman silver denarius minted by the famous assassin of Julius Caesar, Marcus Junius Brutus. Struck in 54 BC at the Rome mint.


The obverse with a beautiful portrait of the goddess of liberty, Libertas shown facing right and wearing laurel wreath and single drop earring. The legend behind reading:


LIBERTAS


The reverse references Brutus' ancestor, Lucius Junius Brutus who expelled the last king of Rome and was elected the first Consul of the newly formed Republic. Lucius Junius Brutus is shown advancing left between two lictors, carrying axes over their shoulders and preceded by an accensus (light infantry man). The legend reading:


BRVTVS


"Brutus"



Marcus Junius Brutus took part in one of the most infamous murders of all time, as a key conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March (March 15th) 44 BC. Caesar's last words are contested among scholars and historians, however it is often written that, upon seeing Brutus as part of the mob of attackers, Caesar cried out "You too, child?" and covered his face with his toga.


Brutus met his own death on the battlefield of Philippi, opposing Caesar's successors Antony and Octavian.


Diameter: 19.2 mm.


Weight: 4.15 g.


Provenance:


Ex. British private collection.

Preis SKU: 30245
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