JULIUS AUREUS – A. HIRTIUS PRAETOR – PIETAS-VESTA/IMPLEMENTS
Julius, the "King of Diamonds", gave rise to the Roman Empire. By middle school most children have heard the name Julius Caesar. The self-proclaimed Dictator had ideas well ahead of his time, and much of what he did and did not do is the foundation for the way societies are run to this day. He rose to power quickly and extended the reach of the Roman world. At a time when armies were paid in gold and land, he amassed one of the most loyal and successful armies the world had ever seen. Some feared his immense popularity and king-like behavior would eventually make him too powerful. A plot was famously successful on the "Ides of March" – March 15, 44 BC. Civil war ensued, and the rulers who followed Julius Caesar forever shaped the course of Rome and western civilization as we know it. Julius Caesar was the first Roman Emperor to be deified as a God. The King of Diamonds in deck of playing cards symbolizes him. The month of July is also named for him. Because of Julius Caesar's world wide fame, his coins are always highly prized. Gold aureus of Julius Caesar are very difficult to locate and owning one is certainly a cornerstone of any world class numismatic collection.
The present specimen is an eye-pleasing choice AU example and is a site to behold. We believe the market for problem free aureus is extremely undervalued and the Julius Caesar coins represent a tremendous opportunity for value increases as the global demand ancient coins continues to expand.
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