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Julius Caesar, Denarius, Elephant, c. 49-48 BC

Silver Plated; 18mm/3.0gm (Ancient forgery!)

Con/ As seen in the photos; Fine?

Obv/ Elephant right, trampling on serpent; CAESAR in exergue

Rev/ Sacrificial implements; simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat

Ref/ RSC 47, Crawford 443/1

Seller's Note/ This is the first coin struck in the name of Julius Caesar. The symbolism on the obverse apparently alludes to the conquest of good over evil, Caesar's victory over the Gauls, while the reverse refers to Caesar's possession of the office of Pontifex Maximus.

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