It was the Ides of March, 44 Before Christ. Marc Antony, having vaguely just heard of a plot to assassinate the beloved Julius Caesar, was on his way to warn him as we was intercepted by Trebonius as we was nearing the entrance of the Theater of Pompey. Caesar was due to appear in a Senate session at the Theater but as he arrived was confronted by more than 60 men who participated in his assassination and stabbed him 23 times. Julius Caesar is one of the most legendary stories in world history. His death alone led to the demise of the Roman Republic. He was a hero to the lower and middle classes. The defeat was a serious blow to his people.
Gold coins struck under the reign of Julius Caesar have become immensely prized
throughout ancient collecting circles. If you appreciate the fine history of some of America’s earliest pieces, you are now embarking on of the most legendary stories in world history. A truly phenomenal conversation piece.An Aureus was a significant sum of money in ancient times and a coin no doubt carried only by a noble few. Very few were made and were most often given as payment of a captured booty. The purity of the gold in these issues is almost 24karat pure gold. When you think of the age and the condition it is truly astonishing to have a coin from such an incredible period in history as part of your collection! And in MINT STATE with a near perfect strike and PERFECT SURFACES this is an extraordinary opportunity!