Denarius - Brutus L•SESTI•PRO Q / Q•CAEPIO•BRVTVS•PRO•COS

Features

Country Roman Republic (ancient) (Rome)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 43 BC - 42 BC
Value Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius of 16 Asses (141 – 27 BC)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.66 g
Diameter 18.5 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 66700
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References RCV I# 1433,
David R. Sear; 2000. Roman Coins and Their Values / Volume 1. The Republic and the Twelve Caesars 280 BC-AD 96. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
BMC RR# 41,
Herbert Appold Grueber; 1910. Coins of the Roman Republic in the British Museum / Volume 1. Aes Rude, Aes Signatum, Aes Grave, and Coinage of Rome from B.C. 268. British Museum, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.
RSC# 11
Herbert A. Seaby, David R. Sear, Robert Loosley; 1978. Roman Silver Coins / Volume 1. The Republic to Augustus (3rd edition). Numismatic Fine Arts Intl, London, United Kingdom.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of Libertas right, veiled, draped, necklace around neck ; before and behind, counterclockwise moneyer mark.
Border of dots.

Lettering: L•SESTI•PRO Q

Translation:
Lucius Sestius Pro Quaestor
(Proquaestor Lucius Sestius [Quirinalis Albinianus])

Reverse

Tripod between axe to left and simpulum to right; around, inscription.
Border of dots.

Lettering: Q•CAEPIO•BRVTVS•PRO•COS

Translation:
Quintus Caepio Brutus Pro Consul
(Proconsul Quintus Caepio Brutus)

Edge

Gross

Comments

Caepio refers here to Brutus' uncle who adopted him upon the death of his father; Brutus took the nomen of his adoptive father before going back to Marcus Junius Brutus.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (43 BC - 42 BC)  Military mint, moving with Brutus - RRC#5022, CRR#1290

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