Denarius issued by the Ancient Roman Republic, 54 BC
Moneyer: BRVTVS (M. Iunius Brutus)
Minted at Rome

Obverse Description

Head of L. Iunius Brutus facing right; behind, BRVTV[S]

Reverse Description

Head of C. Servilius Ahala facing right; behind, AHALA

Edge Description



The moneyer is both reflecting on the glory of his ancestors and taking a stand against Pompey's intentions of sole rule. The heads of two of the moneyer's ancestors, both of whom were famed in legend for being saviours of republican liberty are featured.

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