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15. December 2019
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Lot 438
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
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Julius Caesar, 49-48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 23 mm, 3.83 g, 7 h), mint moving with Caesar in Northern Italy. CAESAR Elephant to right, trampling horned serpent. Rev. Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, ax, with wolf’s head at the top, and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Crawford 443/1. CRI 9. Sydenham 1006. Very attractively toned. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.

From an old Swiss collection.

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 struck! These coins have been popular with collectors since the Renaissance and a great number are known; however, better examples, as this one, are remarkably scarce.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
15 Dec 2019 19:39:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
25 May 2020 16:08:39 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
2200 CHF by Publius_Decius_Mus (Bids: 33)

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Lot 438
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Julius Caesar, 49-48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 23 mm, 3.83 g, 7 h), mint moving with Caesar in Northern Italy. CAESAR Elephant to right, trampling horned serpent. Rev. Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, ax, with wolf’s head at the top, and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Crawford 443/1. CRI 9. Sydenham 1006. Very attractively toned. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Lot 439
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Julius Caesar, April-August 49 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 4.00 g, 11 h), mint moving with Caesar in Northern Italy. CAESAR Elephant to right, trampling horned serpent. Rev. Priestly implements: culullus, aspergillum, axe with wolf’s head at the top and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Cr. 443/1. CRI 9. Sydenham 1006. Vagi 41. Lightly toned. Some striking flatness and with a scrarch on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Lot 440
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Julius Caesar, Late 48-47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.92 g, 6 h), military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa. Diademed head of Venus to right. Rev. CAESAR Aeneas advancing to left, holding palladium and bearing Anchises on his shoulder. Babelon (Julia) 10. Crawford 458/1. CRI 55. Sydenham 1013. Lightly toned. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
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