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Caesar denarius (Obv)


Divus Julius Caesar. Denarius (Silver, 3.68g), struck under the magistrate Q. Voconius Vitulus, circa 40 BC. Very rare. A very appealing portrait and a lovely old cabinet tone, AEF/GVF From write-up in Nomos 2 for a coin with the same obverse die: The posthumous portraits of Julius Caesar vary greatly in their quality, even within a single issue. This is a dramatically emotional head and was certainly engraved by a master portraitist. Ex: Privately purchased in October 1980 from Spink & Son. NAC 83; May 2015

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The obverse is magnificent. And the pedigree must go much deeper than that. Worth looking for.
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Thanks, and I agree that the portrait of Caesar is special. It is more life-like than many Caesar portraits, which tend to be caricature-like.



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