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Julius Caesar, 49-44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21 mm, 3.70 g, 9 h), with P. Sepullius Macer, Rome, first half of March 44. CAESAR DICT•PERPETVO Laureate head of Julius Caesar to right. Rev. P•SEPVLLIVS MACER Venus standing front, head lowered to left, holding Victory in her right hand and long scepter adorned with star with her left. Babelon (Julia) 49 and (Sepulia) 4. Crawford 480/11. RBW 1684. Sydenham 1072. Very well centered and with an enchanting old collection toning. A wonderful example with a particularly individual portrait of superb style. Light weakness on the highest points and with two tiny scratches on the obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the collection of Yves Gunzenreiner and reportedly from a French collection of the early 20th century.
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