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Portrait of Julius Caesar on Silver Denarius
Venus & Cupid on Reverse of Julius Caesar Silver Denarius
Julius Caesar was surely the most famous of all ancient Romans. Born into one of Rome's aristocratic families in 100 BC, he soon became a prominent figure. He was elected as Consul in 59 BC shortly after having formed what is known as the "first triumvirate" with Pompey and Crassus. This was a three-man power sharing arrangement. Rome still had a dislike for kings, and was yet to have its first emperor.
Julius Caesar spent much time on successful military campaigns, especially in Gaul. He visited Britain on two occasions, the first in 55 BC was almost a day trip. On the second the following year, he had some military success, but Britain was not absorbed into the Roman empire until later.
He defeated Pompey at Pharsalus in 48 BC, and spent the next two years eliminating the remnants of the Pompeian party.
On his return to Rome, he was the undisputed master of the Roman world, but before long, there followed a famous conspiracy against him, and he was assassinated on the Ides of March.
Portrait Coin of Julius Casear
Few of Caesar's coins bear his portrait, and those which do are much sought after by collectors, historians, and enthusiasts. We picture a portrait coin with Venus & Cupid on its reverse.
Roman Emperors Portrait Gallery
You may wish to visit our portrait gallery of Roman emperors. Although it is not complete, we add new and better coins when we can. We are always keen to buy superior quality Roman coins to upgrade our photo gallery.
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