Intoduction to Julio-Claudian Roman Imperial Coins

Last updated: 25 May 2017

[Julio-Claudian coin photo] [Julio-Claudian coin photo]

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 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 (Moneyer)

Rough surfaces: lifetime Julius Caesar portrait coins are frequently in not very good condition

Provenance: C.J. Martin Coins and Ancient Arts Ltd. London - Christopher 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.


Link to the Roman Imperial Coinage Directory