Roman Imperatorial. Julius Caesar, Moving Mint. 49-48 BC. AR Denarius

Ancient Coins - Roman Imperatorial. Julius Caesar, Moving Mint. 49-48 BC. AR Denarius
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Roman Imperatorial. Julius Caesar, Moving Mint. 49-48 BC. AR Denarius, 3.81g (16mm, 3h). CAESAR Elephant trampling serpent to right. Rev. Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, ax, with wolf's head at the top, and apex

Price: $3,500


The elephant series of Julius Caesar is an extremely popular type. Collectors of all types from the novice to serious have always found an interest in having at least one good “elephant” denarius. Caesar minted these coins while he was crossing the Rubicon in January 49. These denarii were used to pay Caesar's forces during the Civil war with Pompey. Because he struck them in various places, thus the “moving mint”, it can be a chore to find one that is perfectly centered. It can be comical at times to see the variation in the dies for the elephant. Sometimes they can be quite plump and crude looking, and others are beautifully defined and sculptured.


References: Babelon (Julia) 9. Crawford 443/1. CRI 9. Sydenham 1006

Grade: Fully struck and beautifully centered with great detail and iridescence. Mint State

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Price SKU: rr1046
US$ 3,500.00
  • € 2,967.36
  • £ 2,652.37
  • AUD 4,638.58
  • CHF 3,470.62
  • CAD 4,466.77

Rates for: 11/17/17

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