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I did not plan to buy JC or any expensive coins after my recent solidus purchase, but I came across this denarius from a Scottish dealer when I was browsing for new vendors. The coin was listed for a really good price, and also liked the overall wear yet the name Caesar still readable. Since it took me by surprise, I decided to gift myself this lifetime issue of a Julius Caesar denarius for my birthday which comes after a fortnight from Julius Caesar's. I really hoped to get the coin by 12th July, but still happy it only took two weeks to arrive. 

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Military mint travelling with Caesar in Spain, 46-45 BC, 3.38g.

Obv: Head of Venus to right, wearing stephane; Cupid behind shoulder

Rev: Trophy of Gallic arms between two seated captives (could they be Gallia and Vercingetorix?); CAESAR in exergue.

Crawford 468/1

Ex Thomas Greaves 

Please post your Julius Caesars or anything relevant. 

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@JayAg47 Nice coin with good metal - congratulations

 

Here is my Caesar which is in truth a Marc Anthony:

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Marcus Antonius
AR-Denar, ca. 43 v.C.
mint in Gallia
Obv: M ANTON IMP Head of Marcus Antonius r., lituus behind
Rev: CAESAR DIC Laureate head of Julius Caesar r., jug behind
Ag, 3.81g, 18mm
Ref: Cr.: 488/1, Sydenham: 1165, Sear 118

 

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5 minutes ago, JayAg47 said:

Please post your Julius Caesars or anything relevant. 

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Gaius Iulius Caesar, 49-48 BC, AR Denarius, Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3,91g
Military mint travelling with Caesar (Italy? Africa?), Crawford RRC 443/1
Obv: Elephant right, trampling on serpent (or gallic carny), CAESAR
Rev: Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a wolf's head) and priest's hat.

 

 

 

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Gaius Iulius Caesar, 46-45 BC, AR Denarius, Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 4.03g
Military mint travelling with Caesar (Spain), Crawford RRC 468/1
Obv: Head of Venus right, wearing stephane, pendant earring and necklace. Cupid over her shoulder.
Rev: Trophy of Gallic arms, two captives seated at base, dejected female on left, bound male on right looking back and upward, CAESAR.

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Happy Birthday, Jay ... congrats on snagging yourself a JC 

Sadly, I never found the right coin for my ol' collection, so it never had that hole filled (sigh) ... so again, congrats on picking-up a classic coin!

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This one’s a little less well known

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Aulus Allienus, Julius Caesar - 47 BC

Crawford 457, CRI 54

Caesar spent time in Sicily before launching his campaign in Africa. Allienus was his proconsular governor and his name appears on the coinage along with Caesar’s, an unusual touch for Caesarean coins. The reverse features Trinacrus standing on a prow, holding a triskeles, symbol of Sicily. This coin also was Caesar’s first to feature Venus.

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Happy Birthday, @JayAg47!

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Roman Republic, Imperatorial Coinage, Julius Caesar, AR denarius, 49–48 BC, military mint moving with Caesar. Obv: [CA]ESAR; elephant walking r., trampling snake. Rev: priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, axe, apex. 20mm, 3.70g. Ref: RRC 443/1.

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14 hours ago, Prieure de Sion said:

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Gaius Iulius Caesar, 49-48 BC, AR Denarius, Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3,91g
Military mint travelling with Caesar (Italy? Africa?), Crawford RRC 443/1
Obv: Elephant right, trampling on serpent (or gallic carny), CAESAR
Rev: Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a wolf's head) and priest's hat.

 

 

 

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Gaius Iulius Caesar, 46-45 BC, AR Denarius, Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 4.03g
Military mint travelling with Caesar (Spain), Crawford RRC 468/1
Obv: Head of Venus right, wearing stephane, pendant earring and necklace. Cupid over her shoulder.
Rev: Trophy of Gallic arms, two captives seated at base, dejected female on left, bound male on right looking back and upward, CAESAR.

Haha, again i was your underbidder on a second denarius of J Caesar at the Inasta auction 

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Julius Caesar Ar Denarius Utica? 46 BC obv  Head of Ceres right wearing wreath of barley. Rv Sacrificial implements  In left field M Crawford 476/1b CRI 57a 4.03 grms 18 mm Photo by W. Hansen467-c.jpg.defb0c34ea084d554381c5acb86da507.jpg

This is the first coin of Caesar that bears the title of Dictator. It is noteworthy for another feature as well. This particular issue is divided into two subsets which are distinguished by a letter on the reverse. Above in @Qcumbors post a similar denarius to mine is marked with the letter "D" Donative Mine is marked with the letter "M" Munus or Gift. Though Caesar's name is not on the coin many of his offices including that of the priesthood make it clear that these coins are minted  with his authority.

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1 hour ago, kapphnwn said:

This particular issue is divided into two subsets which are distinguished by a letter on the reverse. Above in @Qcumbors post a similar denarius to mine is marked with the letter "D" Donative Mine is marked with the letter "M" Munus or Gift.

That's something I had never noticed, thanks for pointing it

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1 hour ago, Egry said:

Great coins! 

Her is mine, reasonably recent purchase.

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Great portrait! I actually saw this coin when I was browsing for my Solidus from the same seller!

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21 minutes ago, JayAg47 said:

Great portrait! I actually saw this coin when I was browsing for my Solidus from the same seller!

You are actually the second person to tell me they saw this coin. Looks like I was the only sucker to buy it;)

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Here is my example, great coins everyone.

 

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Iulius Caesar. Denarius Spain 46-45, AR 18mm., 3.68g. Diademed head of Venus r.; behind, Cupid. Rev. Two captives seated at sides of trophy with oval shield and carnyx in each hand; in exergue, CAESAR. Babelon Julia 11. C. 13. Sydenham 1014. Sear Imperators 58. RBW 1639. Crawford 468/1. There is a test cut on the edge.

 

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I've shown this elsewhere in the past.

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Julius Caesar Denarius. 47-46 BC , mint in Africa. Diademed head of Venus right/Caesar, Aeneas walking left, carrying Anchises and the Palladium. Cr458/1, Svd 1013 RCV 1402. Ex Lodge Antiquities 2017.

 

Julius Caesar Denarius. 47-46 BC, mint in Africa. Diademed head of Venus right / CAESAR, Aeneas walking left, carrying Anchises and the Palladium. Cr458/1, Syd 1013.

 

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The Caesarians. Julius Caesar. 40 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.76g, 11h). Posthumous issue. Rome mint, Tiberius Sempronius Graccus, moneyer. Obv: Laureate head of right, S-C in fields. Rev: TI•SEMPRONIVS above, GR[ACCVS] below, [Q•DESIG] downwards to left; Signum, aquila, plough, and decempeda (measuring rod). Rev: Crawford 525/4a; HCRI 327a; Sydenham 1129; RSC Caesar 47. Ex Heritage Auction 3004, Lot 22944, 13 January 2009. 

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CAESAR

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Roman Imperiatorial
Julius Caesar Lifetime
P Sepullius Macer
AR Denarius, 1st 2 weeks-Mar 44 BCE, 19 mm, 4.03g.
Obv: CAESAR – DICT PERPETVO Veiled and wreathed head of Caesar R.
Rev: P·SEPVLLIVS – MACER Venus standing l., holding Victory and sceptre resting on star.
Ref: Syd 1074a Sear Imperators 107e Crawford 480-14 R


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Roman Republic
Iulius Caesar
AR Denarius
49 BCE
Traveling Mint
Elephant-P
ontificates
Sear 1399 Craw 443/1

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