BRUTUS FOUREE DENARIUS – ISSUE STRUCK WHEN BRUTUS WAS MONEYER – CHOICE FINE NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERATORIAL COIN (Inv. 17387)

$395.00

ROMAN REPUBLIC. M. JUNIUS BRUTUS, 54 BC.
Silver Fourrée denarius, 2.95 g, 22 mm. Issue of Brutus while he served as moneyer.
Obv. LIBERTAS, head of Libertas right. Rev. BRVTVS, procession of L. Iunius Brutus, consul of 509 BC, and lictors.
Cf Sydenham, 906 (official issue); cf Crawford, 433/1 (official issue).
NGC graded CHOICE FINE, Strike 4/5, Surface 2/5, “core visible”. A rare example of an ancient forgery of the famous Brutus denarius, struck when he was a moneyer of the Republic. The coin’s bronze core is clearly visible under large cracks in the silver plating. NGC graded with a photo certificate as the coin is likely too fragile to be placed in a holder. Extremely rare as a fourrée, with only 3 other specimens visible on CoinArchives.

 

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