Legatus Pedanius Costa in the Name of Brutus, Assassin of Julius Caesar AR Roman Imperatorial Denarius 43-42 BC Rare Silver Coin Museum Reproduction CSRD0053
Silver Roman Imperatorial Denarius in the name of Brutus, mint moving with Brutus and Cassius in either western Asia Minor or Northern Greece, struck 43-42 B.C. under legatus Pedanius Costa. References: Babelon (Iunia) 42 and (Pedania) 1. Crawford 506/2. CRI 209. Sydenham 1296. Nothing is known about Pedanius Costa, who was the legate of Brutus who signed this coin. What is interesting iconographically about the head of Apollo on the obverse is the way the standard border of dots has been changed to tear-drop shaped rays, thus emphasizing his connection with the sun. The reverse type refers to Brutus’ victories in Thrace and it is believed that these coins were struck from silver obtained from Polemocratia, the widow of the Thracian prince Sadala.
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