C CASSIUS LONGINUS SILVER DENARIUS – ISSUE OF SPINTHER AS LEGATE WITH BUST OF LIBERTAS – MINT STATE NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERATORIAL COIN (Inv. 13519)
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. C. CASSIUS LONGINUS, d. 42 BC.
Silver Denarius, 3.94 g, 18 mm. Struck at a military mint, perhaps at Smyrna. Signed by P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther as legate.
Obv. C. CASSI IMP LIBERTAS, veiled, diademed and draped bust of Libertas right.
Rev. LENTVLVS / SPINT, Capis and lituus.
Crawford 500/5; CRI 223; Sydenham 1305; RSC 6; RBW 1764.
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, lustrous and boldly struck. A wonderful historical coin, as Cassius was one of the “Liberators,” the group of Romans who planed and executed the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March.