Imperatorial Coinage, M. Junius Brutus (Julius Caesar's Assassin in 44BC), Silver Denarius, 54BC
Brutus was born M Junius Brutus but after being adopted took the name Q. Servilius Caepio Brutus, he later reverted to his birth name. As senator, he took a leading role amongst the plotters leading to the assassination of Julius Caesar, in the belief that it would save the Roman Republic. However, the death of Caesar in 44BC resulted in civil war and two years later he committed suicide after losing the battle of Philippi.
Obverse: bust of Libertas right, LIBERTAS behind
Reverse: Consul L. Junius Brutus (509BC), between two lictors, preceded by accensus, all walking left, BRVTVS in exergue.
Imperatorial Coinage, Mark Antony, Quinarius, Portrait of His First Wife, Fulvia, 42BC, Lugdunum
This coin is famous on two counts. Firstly, as it was issued by Mark Antony and secondly, as it depicts his first wife Fulvia. Numimatically histroical, as it was the first time a living female had been depicted on coinage!
Obv: Winged bust of Fulvia, as Victory, right, III•VIR behind, R•P•C before
Rev: Lion walking right between A - XLI, ANTONI above, IMP in exergue
Reverse: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S-C, Constantia in military dress standing left holding spear
Grade: Fine+, Sandy deposits
Reverse: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG REST around large SC
Ref: RIC 437, S2594
Grade: Very Fine, SCARCE
Reverse: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left holding long torch with both hands.
Reverse a little weak but the portrait is good.
£65 (P&P free to UK)
Rev: CONSECRATIO, eagle standing right, head left, wings open
VF but a little ragged to edge
Rev: Victory advancing right, placing wreath on standard and holding palm
Rev: Peacock standing r., head l., on sceptre with knobs on both ends.
EF/AEF, Good silver and toned