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d.42 BC Roman Imperatorial, Silver Denarius of Brutus NGC AU (Strike:5/5, Surface:4/5)

d.42 BC Roman Imperatorial, Silver Denarius of Brutus NGC AU (Strike:5/5, Surface:4/5)
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Why add this Silver Denarius struck for one of the assassins of Julius Caesar to your collection?

Marcus Junius Brutus was a Senator of the Roman Republic from 58-42 BC. Brutus is best known for his involvement in the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. Struck in 42 BC at Brutus' military Mint in Lycia, imagery representing the personification of Liberty on this Silver Denarius is meant to convey a restoration of liberty in the Republic in the aftermath of Caesar's monarchial behavior.

Denarius of Brutus Imagery

The obverse features the Roman goddess of Liberty (Libertas) facing right, with her hair rolled and knotted behind. Inscribed "LEIBERTAS."

A lyre is centered on the reverse, between a laurel branch tied with fillet (ribbon) and a plectrum, which is the tool used to pluck the strings of the lyre. The Latin inscription "CAEPIO BRVTVS PRO COS" represents "Proconsul Caepio Brutus." After the death of his father, Brutus was adopted by his uncle, Caepio, assuming his name.

Ancient Silver Denarius in About Uncirculated Condition

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's ancient coin experts, NGC Ancients, graded this Silver Denarius of Brutus AU, About Uncirculated, which is equivalent to a Sheldon scale rating of 50-53. Also graded 5/5 for strike and 4/5 for surface condition, expect this exceptional coin to possess full design details with traces of wear at the highest points, an above average strike and more than half of its original mint luster.

This beautiful Roman Imperatorial Silver Denarius of Brutus will make an impressive addition to your ancient coin collection!


Year of Issue:d.42 BC
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:AU