Marcus Junius Brutus is arguably as famous as the man he helped to assassinate. Brutus along with his conspirators such as Cassius, murdered Julius Caesar at the Forum in Rome on the Ides of March (March 15) 44 BCE.
The portrait on the obverse is of Libertas or the personification of liberty. It was the concept of liberty from tyranny that spurred on Brutus to commit murder. Liberty was an important idea to Brutus and his ancestors. The reverse of this coin features Lucius Junius Brutus, an ancestor of the assassin an one of the founders of the republic.
I like this coin for the elegant portrait of Libertas, and for the mention of Brutus in the exergue of the reverse. Coins of Brutus are available to collectors though there is often quite a lot of competition for them. There are many collectors of ancient coins who would like to have a coin of Brutus in their collections.
Marcus Junius Brutus (54 BC). AR denarius
(20.36 mm 4.04 g.). Rome.
Obv: Head of Libertas right
Rev: The consul Lucius Junius Brutus walking left between two lictors, carrying axes over their shoulders, and preceded by an accensus; BRVTVS in exergue.
Crawford 433/1. Sydenham 906. RSC Junia 31.
Purchased March 23, 2017 from Munzenkontor Kornbum on MA-Shops