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BM02042

Julius Caesar, Silver Denarius

Julius Caesar, Silver Denarius. Travelling mint, struck 49-48 B.C. Elephant right, trampling on dragon, CAESAR in exergue, rev. Pontifical emblems: culullus, aspergillum, axe and apex, 3.61g., 12h (Crawford 443/1; Sydenham 1006; RBW 1557). Small mark on obverse, otherwise with a delightful old iridescent cabinet tone, nearly extremely fine.

Provenance:

Previously purchased in 1976 from Spink & Son, London

This coin illustrated in David W. Dykes, 'Coinage and Currency in Eighteenth-Century Britain, The Provincial Coinage' (2011), p. 236, image 236a

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