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Lot 721
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Julius Caesar, Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.87 g 10), mint moving with Caesar, 49-48 BC. CAESAR Elephant trampling serpent to right. Rev. Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, ax with wolf's head at the top and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Crawford 443/1. Sydenham 1006. Attractive and clear. Insignificant banker’s mark on obverse and some edge nicks, otherwise, good very fine.


The 'elephant' coinage of Caesar, struck beginning around the time he crossed the Rubicon in January 49, was used to pay Caesar's forces during the Civil war with Pompey. According to Crawford's calculations it was produced using at least 750 obverse dies, thus implying that at least 7-8 million denarii were minted! These coins have been popular with collectors since the Renaissance and a great number are known; however truly nice examples, as this one, are remarkably scarce.

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Closing Date & Time: 20 Nov 2016 21:00:30 CEST
Current Date & Time: 23 Mar 2017 19:22:23 CEST
Remaining Time: Closed
Hammer Price: 850 CHF by KarimSafi (Bids: 3)

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Lot 721
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Julius Caesar, Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.87 g 10), mint moving with Caesar, 49-48 BC. CAESAR Elephant trampling serpent to right. Rev. P ...

Lot 722
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
L. Hostilius Saserna, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19mm, 3.87 g 3), Rome. Bearded male head to right, his hair straggling out behind him; cloak aro ...

Lot 723
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
C. Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa Caetronianus, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18mm, 3.54 g 6), Rome. PANSA Ivy-wreathed head of Liber to right. Rev. ...