Julius Caesar / Aeneas Roman Imperatorial AR Denarius 47-46 B.C.
Julius Caesar / Aeneas Roman Imperatorial AR Denarius 47-46 B.C.

Julius Caesar / Aeneas Roman Imperatorial AR Denarius 47-46 B.C.

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Julius Caesar AR Denarius 47-46 B.C. Replica Coin

Minted in Africa

Obverse: Diademed head of Venus right
Reverse: CAESAR, Aeneas walking left, carrying Anchises and the Palladium

The coin was struck by Caesar during the battle against the remnants of Pompey’s forces led by Metellus Picus Scipio, Cato the Younger, and Juba. (who all committed suicide after Caesar’s victory)

Venus on the obverse advertises the Julian family’s lineage which supposedly stretched back to the love goddess’s coupling with the Trojan hero Aeneas.
On the reverse is a scene from Greco-Roman mythology. Aeneas fleeing the flames of Troy caring his aged father Anchises on his shoulder and rescuing the sacred Palladium which would find a new home in Rome.

Diameter:  19 mm

Material: Silver plated lead free pewter

Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.

 

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