Roman Imperatorial. C. Cassius Longinus. 43 to 42 BC. Silver denarius

Ancient Coins - Roman Imperatorial. C. Cassius Longinus. 43 to 42 BC. Silver denarius
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Gaius Cassius Longinus was Brutus's brother in law, a leader in the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar, and one of the assassins.  This coin names Longinus as Imperator as well as P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther as legate.

Denomination : Silver denarius.  Mint : probably a military mint near Smyrna.

Date : Early 42 BC.

Reference : Sear-1446.  Syd.-1305.  Cr.-500/1.  RSC Cassius 7.  CRI 291.

Size : 17.0 x 18.7mm.  Weight : 4.09 grams.

Grade : Mint state with perfect metal (the graininess on the surfaces is how the dies were cut).  Near pefect centering and a strong over all strike.  The coins is a little brighter than the images show, because 100% of the original mint lustre in intact (making the coin difficult to image). 

Obverse : Filleted tripond surmounted by a cortina and two laurel branche, with C CASSI IMP to the sides.

Reverse : Emblems of the Augurate (jug and lituus) with LENTVLVS SPINT below.  
The reverse type references P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther's appointed to the college of Augurs.  He traveled with Cassius and Brutus, and the reference to him on their coins indicates he was likely the moneyer in charge of these issues. 

Price SKU: vcoin5984
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