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There's an excellent Caesar thread on this Ides of March but let's not forget the Liberators.  Feel free to post any coins of Brutus and Cassius.


Denarius 42 BC, Military mint. 2,97 g. Laureate head of Apollo right LEG COSTA / IMP BRVTVS Trophy with shield and spears. Cr.506/2; Syd.1287,  filled hole, grainy, toned



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The Republicans. C. Cassius Longinus. Spring 42 BC. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.86g, 6h). Military mint, probably at Smyrna; P. Lentulus Spinther, legatus. Obv: C•CASSI•IMP - LEIBERTAS; Veiled, diademed, and draped bust of Libertas right, wearing earring and pearl necklace. Rev: Capis and lituus; LENTVLVS/SPINT in two lines below. Ref: Crawford 500/5; CRI 223; Sydenham 1305; RSC Cassius 6; RBW 1764. Good Very Fine, attractively toned and scarce. From the Andrew McCabe Collection. Ex Gemini XIII (6 April 2017), Lot 134; Spink Numismatic Circular CIV.3 (April 1996), Lot RM1345 (£860). Ex CNG e458 (18 Dec 2019), Lot 303.



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M. Junius Brutus, Denarius - Rome mint, 54 BCE. 
BRVTVS Bearded head of L. Junius Brutus to right
AHALA Bearded head of C. Servilius Ahala to right
Silver, 19 mm - 3.48 g - 6 h
Ref : RCV # 398, RSC, Junia # 30, Babelon (Junia) # 31. Crawford # 433/2. RBW # 1543. Sydenham # 907.

Ex Leu web Auction # 18/2502, Ex Leu Web Auction 16, 22-24 May 2021, 3307 and Heritage Europe 62, 13 May 2019, 3039.


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