Q. Servilius Caepio (M. Junius) Brutus, Assassin of Julius Caesar Rare AR Roman Imperatorial Denarius 43-42 BC Sterling Silver Coin Museum Reproduction CSRD0071
Silver Roman Imperatorial Denarius M. Junius Brutus, the assassin of Julius Caesar, Smyrna mint, struck 43-42 B.C. by moneyer Lentulus Spinther. This rare coin was struck in a military mint in the East (Smyrna) during the preparations for war against Mark Anthony, Octavian and Lepidus. It’s one of a series of types struck by Lentulus on behalf of Brutus and Cassius. Denarii which has earned the nickname “Poor man’s Eid Mar” because of the knife on its obverse. The obverse depicts the symbols of the college of pontifices to which Brutus belonged, while the reverse bears the symbols of the priestly college to which P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther was elected in 57 B.C., namely the augurate.
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