JULIUS CAESAR. Denarius (44 BC). Rome; M. Mettius, moneyer. Possible lifetime issue.
Obv: IMPER CAESAR.
Laureate head right.
Rev: M METTIVS.
Venus standing left, with head lowered, holding victoriola and sceptre, and resting elbow upon round shield set upon globus; A to left.
Crawford 480/17; CRI 101.
Ex Naville Numismatics 16 (12 July 2015), lot 445. Highly expressive and impressive portrait.
Condition: Near extremely fine, attractively toned, somewhat off-center.
Weight: 4.0 g.
Diameter: 19 mm.