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Aureus 44 BC Julius Caesar Gold NGC AU Star Strike 4 Surface 4

Aureus 44 BC Julius Caesar Gold NGC AU Star Strike 4 Surface 4

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Aulus Hirtius, friend and confidant of Julius Caesar, was praetor in 46 BC, and thus charged with the distribution of the first truly large issue of Roman gold coins to date. The aurei were for distribution to the general’s successful troops after their final victory over the Pompeians in Africa at Thapsus. Each legionary received 5000 denarii (200 aurei), centurions twice that. Since Caesar had at least 40,000 legionnaires at Thapsus, the amount of coin needed was immense. But the amount of booty collected from Caesar’s many campaigns was also colossal, and Hirtius seems to have been able to supply the need. Hirtius later finished the dictator’s memoirs after his assassination and was himself killed at the siege of Mutina in 43 BC.

NGC Cert #
NGC Description
Julius Caesar, d.44 BC ROMAN IMPERATORIAL AV Aureus
NGC Grade
AU Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5
Pietas-Vesta/implements c46 BC. A.Hirtius praetor


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