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48 BC NGC AU Albinus Bruti Roman Republic AR Denarius Julius Caesar Assassin Silver Coin (20082602D)

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  • Almost Uncirculated Roman Republic silver denarius coin minted c. 48 BC, 4.03g.
  • Catalog: Crawford 450/1, Sydenham 941
  • Issued by Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus (known as Bruti Filius = son of Brutus), was one of the assassins of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March, 44 BC.
  • Obverse: Helmeted head of young Mars.
  • Reverse: Two Gallic trumpets, oval shield above, round shield below, ALBINVS BRVTI F.
  • Certified by NGC to AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5.

  • Light gold tone with original luster.
  • Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus (27 April 81 BC – September 43 BC) was a Roman general and politician of the late republican period and one of the leading instigators of Julius Caesar's assassination. He had previously been an important supporter of Caesar in the Gallic Wars and in the civil war against Pompey. Brutus was killed during the civil war following the death of Julius Caesar. Decimus Brutus is not to be confused with his distant cousin and fellow Julius Caesar assassin, Marcus Junius Brutus, though he often is.