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    Julius Caesar, ca. 46 B.C., AV aureus by A. Hirtius (8.07 g), Veiled head of Venus, right/Lituus, jug, axe, CR 466/1, VF. After nearly 150 years of producing virtually no gold coinage, Roman moneyers resumed coining that precious metal during the mid-1st century B.C. A prolific gold coinage was struck in the name of Julius Caesar, most with types alluding to his descendance from Venus and to his duties as Pontifex Maximus. This specimen is well-struck with deep, old toning.

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    May, 2003
    29th-30th Thursday-Friday
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