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Lot 1007

Estimate: 2'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 1'600 CHF Price realized: 2'000 CHF
The Roman Republic
Iulius Caesar and C. Cossutius Maridianus. Denarius 44, AR 4.11 g. CAESAR – [PARENS]·PATRIAE Veiled and wreathed head of Caesar r.; behind, apex and before, lituus. Rev. [C·C]OSSVTIVS and MARIDIA[NVS] arranged in form of cross; in angles, A – A – A – FF. Babelon Julia 43 and Cossutia 2. C 18. Sydenham 1069. Alföldi, Caesar, pl. CXXVII, 7 (these dies). Sear Imperators 112. RBW 1687. Crawford 480/19. Rare. A wonderful old cabinet tone, areas of weakness, otherwise extremely fine Ex M&M Fixed Price List 506, 1988, 41 and M&M sale 92, 2002, Friend of the Romans, 8.
This issue, according to Alföldi, was struck shortly after Julius Caesar's assassination, and thus represents an early posthumous portrait. However, a more recent chronology attributes all of Caesar’s portrait denarii to his lifetime. Worth mentioning are Caesar’s title (Parens Patriae) and his typical portrait. AMP.

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