Thursday, March 04, 2021

Whose image and inscription is this?

NUMISMATICS: Changes in Portraiture on Ancient Roman Coinage (Tyler Rossi, CoinWeek).
... the first portrait of a living man to appear on a Roman coin was that of Julius Caesar. This decision was arguably one of the reasons for Caesar’s assassination.
You can also see a photo of the recently famous Brutus coin, which has EID MAR, "The Ides of March," on the reverse side. With daggers!

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