Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Marcus Iunius Brutus

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Coin (obverse), Denarius, of Marcus Iunius Brutus

This silver coin was minted in Rome by Marcus Iunius Brutus in 54 BC. It is a type called a denarius, the most common Roman silver coin. This picture shows the obverse of the coin.

The obverse depicts an ancestor of the moneyer, Lucius Iunius Brutus, who was consul in 509 BC. The legend 'BRVTVS' written downwards behind him refers to the portrait and the moneyer.

Most coins of the Roman Republic were issued by officials called moneyers. They were able to commission designs, which often referred to famous ancestors. Many of the coins issued by Brutus highlight his ancestors, especially those opposed to monarchy.

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Online ID: 000-190-002-008-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1932.453
Date: 54 BC
Material: Silver. Inscription: Obv. Head of L. Iunius Brutus, Cos. 509, r.; behind, BRVTVS downwards / Rev. Head of C. Servilius Ahala, Mag. Eq. 439, r.; behind, AHALA downwards
Dimensions: 19.00 mm D / Die Axis: 10.5
What: Coin, denarius
Subject: Ancient Coin Collection
Who: C. Servilius Ahala
L. Iunius Brutus
Where: Italy, Rome
Description: Silver denarius of the Roman Republic, Rome, 54 BC
  • Crawford, M.H. Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 
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