JULIUS CAESAR SILVER DENARIUS – POSTHUMOUS ISSUE OF Q VOCONIUS VITULUS WITH AN IDEALIZED PORTRAIT OF CAESAR – VF NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERATORIAL COIN (Inv. 16690)
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. JULIUS CAESAR, died 44 BC.
Silver Denarius, 3.92 g, 20 mm. Posthumous issue struck by Q. Voconius Vitulus in Rome, 40 BC
Obv. Laureate classicizing head of Caesar right.
Rev. Q VOCONIVS VITVLVS Q DESIGN, calf to left, S – C flanking.
Crawford. 526/4; Sydenham 1133; BMC 4308.
NGC graded as VF, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, “marks”, with an idealized portrait head of Caesar infused with classicizing features, quite unlike the frequently seen hyper-realistic (veristic) images of the great general.