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Denarius with head of M. Junius Brutus, struck under L. Plaetorius Cestianus

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Obverse: bearded head of M. Junius Brutus, right. BRVT IMP L · PLAET · CEST Reverse: Pileus (cap of liberty) between two daggers. EID · MAR

Provenance

By 1913: with Brüder Egger, Opernring 7, Vienna, Austria (Auktion 43, April 14ff., lot 62); by 1938: with Ars Classica S.A., 23 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Auction 18, October 10, 1938, lot 24); by date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1966: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich and Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction of the Walter Niggeler Collection, part 2, Malzgasse 25, Basel, October 21-22, 1966, lot 954); by 1980: with Bank Leu & Co AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich (Auktion 25, Savoy Hotel - Baur en Ville, Zurich, April 23, 1980, lot 211); by date unknown: Leo Benz Collection; by 1998: with Numismatik Lanz München, Maximilansplatz 10, D-80333 Munich (Auktion 88 of the Leo Benz Collection, November 23, 1998, lot 803); by 2002: with Leu Numismatics Ltd., In Gassen 20, CH-8001, Zurich (Auction 83, Hotel Savoy-Baur en Ville, Poststrasse 12, CH-8001, Zurich, May 6-7, 2002, lot 701); purchased at Auction 83 on behalf of MFA by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; June 26, 2002: purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Republican Period, 43–42 B.C.

Mint

military mint, Northern Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 173.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 3.72 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2002.129

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins