Intoduction to Julio-Claudian Roman Imperial Coins
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Last updated: 4 March 2018

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JULIUS CAESAR AS DICTATOR IN PERPETUITY, MARCH 44 BC

Denarius, Crawford, Roman Republican Coins (RRC), No. 480/8 (March 44 BC - Alföldi)

Coin obverse depiction: Julius Caesar laureate bust facing right

Inscription clockwise from right: CAESAR DICT PERPETVO

Coin reverse depiction: Venus Victrix standing, facing left, holding statuette of victory on palm of right hand and supporting vertical scepter with left hand

Inscription vertical to right: L BVCA (L. Aemilius Buca, Moneyer)

Weight: 3.5g

Provenance: Ex Chris Martin

The following pages relate to the coinage minted under the auspices of the first five Emperors of Rome: Augustus, Tiberius, Caius (Caligula), Claudius, Nero, which equates to practically the entire first Century of the Roman Empire (27 BC - 68 AD). Although he was Pater Familias of the Julian clan, Julius Caesar was never an Emperor. He died, by assassination, as Dictator in perpetuity, 15 March, 44 BC.


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