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Issuer:Gens JUNIA. [Gens POSTUMIA.] Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus, 48 BC. AR Denarius.
Obverse:Head of Aulus Postumius looking right, A. POST[VMIVS COS], behind.
Reverse:ALBINV BRVTI F. in wreath of grain ears.
Reference:Crawford 450/3b; BAB 14, Sydenham 943a. Grade: AF/F.
Comments: Aulus Postumius was Brutus' adoptive father.

Contributor: Compagnie Générale de Bourse.


Issuer:Gens JUNIA, gens SESTIA. Marcus Junius Brutus (Quintus Caepio Brutus) and Lucius Sestius, 43-42 BC. AR Denarius (16,5 mm., 12 h., 3,83 g.), minted in Asia Minor.
Obverse:Head of Libertas right, draped and wearing veil; L SESTI upwards before; PRO Q downwards behind.
Reverse:Tripod with simpulum on the right and axe on the left; Q. CAEPIO BRVTVS PRO COS around top.
Reference:Crawford 502/2; Syd 1290; RC 381; HCRI 201.

Contributor: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

Issuer:Gens JUNIA, gens PLAETORIA. Marcus Junius Brutus and Lucius Plaetorius Cestus, 43-42 BC. AR Denarius, minted in Greece.
Obverse:Bearded head of Brutus facing right; BRVT IMP downwards before; L PLAET CEST upwards behind.
Reverse:Cap of freedom (pileus) between two daggers; EID MAR below.
Reference:Crawford 508/3.
Comments: One of the most famous Roman coins, this issue by Brutus refers to the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in 44 B.C.

Contributor: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.


Issuer:Gens JUNIA. Marcus Junius Brutus, ca. 42 BC. AV Stator, minted by Koson in Thrace.
Obverse:Consul accompanied by two lictors processing left, KOSWN in exergue.
Reverse:Eagle standing on scepter, facing left, holding wreath in talons.
Reference:RPC 1701b; BMC Thrace 2; BMCRR 48. See "comments" section below.
Comments:From CNG: The obverse depicts the great consul L. Junius Brutus, who expelled the tarquins from Rome in 509 BC, accompanied by two lictors bearing axes. The design is copied from the denarius issued by M. Junius Brutus when he was a moneyer in 54 BC (Crawford 433/1). The reverse, an eagle standing on a sceptre and holding a victory wreath, was evidently a standard type at Rome and occurs on the coinage of Q. Pomponius Rufus (Crawford 398/1). The monogram is to be read as BR or LBR (Brutus or L. Brutus). The designs express Brutus’ propoganda in the civil war perfectly: the obverse represents the historic fight against tyranny, and the reverse represents the victorious Roman eagle.

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