Denarius issued by the Ancient Roman Republic, 47-46 BC
Issuing authority: CAESAR (Julius Caesar)
Struck at a mint moving with Caesar in Africa

Obverse Description

Diademed head of Venus facing right, border of dots

Reverse Description

A representation of Aeneas' flight from Troy - Aeneas advancing to left; on his shoulder his father, Anchises; on his extended right hand, a palladium - the wooden statue of Athena wearing helmet and holding spear and round shield; at right, CAESAR

Edge Description



This was the main coin type struck for Caesar's successful campaign in Africa against the forces that had belonged to Pompey the Great.

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