obolos 15
24. May 2020
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Lot 732
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
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Julius Caesar, 49-48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.54 g, 1 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. Reverse slightly off-center, slightly porous and with some scratches, otherwise, about 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 struck! These coins have been popular with collectors since the Renaissance and a great number are known.
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Online bidding closes:
24 May 2020 21:06:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
29 Nov 2020 23:40:37 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
850 CHF by Octo (Bids: 14)

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Lot 732
Starting Price: 80 CHF
Julius Caesar, 49-48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.54 g, 1 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. Reverse slightly off-center, slightly porous and with some scratches, otherwise, about very fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Lot 733
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Julius Caesar, 49-48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.54 g, 7 h), mint moving with Caesar in Northern Italy. CAESAR Elephant walking 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. Struck slightly off-center and slightly porous, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 380 CHF
Lot 734
Starting Price: 25 CHF
T. Carisius, 46 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.69 g, 1 h), Rome. Draped bust of Victory to right; behind, S C. Rev. T CARISI Victory driving prancing quadriga to right, holding wreath in her right hand and reins in her left. Babelon (Carisia) 3. Crawford 464/5. Sydenham 985. Toned. Struck off-center, pitted, corroded and with a flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
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