Julius Caesar 'Venus' Denarius 025961

Julius Caesar 'Venus' Denarius 025961
Very Rare Julius Caesar 'Venus' Portrait Denarius
Silver, 3.54 grams, 19.30. Rome. 44 BC. Obverse: CAESAR IMP, laureate head of Julius Caesar right, lituus and simpulum behind head. Reverse: M METTIVS, Venus standing left, holding Victory and sceptre, resting elbow on a shield placed on a globe. Issue letter G in left field. Mettia 4; Julia 32; Cr 480/3; RSC 34; Syd 1056; Sear -. Good very fine. Marcus Mettius was a military lieutenant of Julius Caesar, this is the earliest of Caesar's portrait types. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com

£2,850.00  
  

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