Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 98   |   12 December 2016
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Lot 1009





Estimate: 2'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 1'600 CHF Price realized: 1'600 CHF
The Roman Republic
Q. Caepio Brutus and Lentulus Spint. Denarius, mint moving with Brutus and Cassius 43-42, AR 3.93 g. BRVTVS Axe, culullus and knife r. Rev. Jug and lituus; below, LENTVLVS / SPINT. Babelon Junia 41 and Cornelia 71. C 6. Sydenham 1310. Sear Imperators 198. RBW 1766. Crawford 500/7.
Rare. Light iridescent tone, virtually as struck and almost Fdc These issues were struck by moving mints to pay the troops of the Republican party during the Civil war following the assassination of Caesar. To produce this coinage the Republicans, lead by Marcus Brutus and Cassius, confiscated large amounts of silver and gold across the East. After the victory of the Caesarian party at Philippi, Brutus' suicide sealed the fate of the Republicans. AMP.

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