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Julius Caesar Lifetime Portrait Denarius 44 BCE

Julius Caesar. AR Denarius, 44 BC. (19.00 mm 3.68 g) Obv:. Laureate head right; before, CAESAR IMP; behind, star of eight rays. Rev: P. SEPVLLIVS MACER. Venus standing left, holding Victory and sceptre (resting on star?). Cr. 480/5b RSC 41 BMC 4165 Syd 1071Sear (2000) 1412 A very elegant portrait. Perfectly struck on broad flan. Areas of flatness and scratch on obverse, otherwise about VF. Ex: Artemide Asti E-Auction 43 E, June 9, 2018. This coin features a lifetime portrait of Julius Caesar as dictator. It took me a while to find one that I liked. When these come up for auction there is much competition for them. It is not that they are particularly rare, one can find numerous examples for

 
 

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