Monday, March 15, 2004

Coin of the Week - Beware the Ides Of March

This coin was Struck by Brutus commemorating the assasination of Julies Caesar on the Ides of March in 44 BC (March 15).

On the Reverse of the coin is the Cap of Liberty with a dagger on each side.

On the Obverse is the Portrait of Brutus.

This is one of the most famous of Roman Coins, commemortating one of the most famous events in all of history, and is accordingly expensive as only 50 of these silver denarii have survived and exist in the world today, and as this one is in Extra Fine condition, it accordingly commands a high price.

The images of the Eid Mar denarius are from This coin featured on Wildwinds (an impressive reference site for ancient coins) sold for $110,000.00.

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