Julius Caesar

49-44 BC

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AR Denarius, 18mm (3.86 gm), Struck 47 BC, North Africa

OBVERSE
Head if Venus right, diademed, wearing earring and necklace; hair in knot

REVERSE
Aeneas walking left, holding palladium and bearing Anchises on his shoulder, CAESAR to right

REFERENCES
RSC Julius Caesar 12; RCV I 1402; CRR 1013

 
HISTORICAL CONTEXT

This type relates to the mythical descent of the Julia gens from Iulus, the son of Aeneas.

 
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