Reproduction Aureus of Julius Caesar - Trophy

Aureus of Julius Caesar - Trophy
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Obverse: Female head right wearing diadem and oak-wreath, most likely Venus, Pietas or Clementia. In the left field the Roman numerals LII.

Reverse: Gallic trophy consisting of horned helmet, coat of mail, oval shield, unusual dragon-headed carnyx (war trumpet) and to the right an axe. Text in the exergue CAESAR.

History: There are only nine specimens known of this coin. It commemorates Caesar's conquest of Celtic Gaul from 58 - 50 BC which culminated in the capture of Vercingetorix, the celebrated chieftain of the Arveni. The large detailed portrait on the reverse is most likely the goddess Venus, from whom Caesar was believed to have descended, however some have identified the image as Clementia or Pietas.

The Roman numerals LII = 52 on the obverse indicates Caesar's age. This indicates that this coin was struck after Caesar's fifty-second birthday on 13 July 48 BC.

Date: Travelling military mint with Caesar 13 July 48 - 47 BC

Diameter: 2.0cm

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