C CASSIUS LONGINUS SILVER DENARIUS – ISSUE OF SPINTHER AS LEGATE WITH TRIPOD – MINT STATE NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERATORIAL COIN (Inv. 13518)
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. C. CASSIUS LONGINUS, d. 42 BC.
Silver Denarius, 3.65 g, 18 mm. Struck at a military mint, perhaps at Smyrna. Signed by P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther as legate.
Obv. C. CASSI IMP, tripod with cauldron (cortina) above.
Rev. LENTVLVS / SPINT, Capis and lituus.
Crawford 500/1; CRI 219; Sydenham 1308; BMCRR East 79; RSC 7; RBW 1761.
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, with golden iridescent highlights on the obverse. 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.