Marcus Aurelius & Brutus Two Most Famous Roman Coins, Roman Empire, (20+26-S)

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Brutus & Marcus Aurelius, Two Most Famous Roman Coins, Roman Empire, (20+26-S) Antique Silver Finish

























Marcus Aurelius & Brutus Two Most Famous Roman Coins, Roman Empire, (20+26-S)

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Marcus Aurelius Philosopher King and Elephant 147-148 A.D.
Size: 18 mm. OBVERSE: Marcus Aurelius’ laureated head, M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM. REVERSE: Elephant walking, MVNIPICENTIA AVG, COS III

Brutus: Eid Mar Denarius, Roman Empire, Assassination of Julius Caesar, One of the most famous Roman coins of all time is the EID MAR denarius issued by Marcus Junius Brutus in 43/42 BC.
Size: 18.1 mm. OBVERSE: Portrait of Marcus Brutus. The inscription reads BRVT IMP L PLAET CEST, which means Brutus, Imperator, Lucius Plaetorius Cestianus. Lucius Plaetorius Cestianus was the moneyer who managed the mint that produced the coin. REVERSE: Two daggers and a liberty cap with the inscription EID MAR, which means “eidibus Martiis” or “the ides of March”.

Marcus Aurelius (26th of April 121AD – 17th of March 180 AD)
Marcus was Emperor of Rome from 161-180 AD. He was considered
the last of the “Five Good Emperors” and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. Marcus Aurelius’ work meditations, was written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180 AD, is still revered as a literary monument to a philosophy of service and duty, describing how to find and preserve equanimity in the midst of conflict by following nature as a source of guidance and inspiration. The reverse belongs to Antonius Pius signifying the Munificentia, the spirit of imperial generosity, at the celebration of Rome’s 900th anniversary in 147-148 AD.

Brutus (85-42 BC) The liberty cap was an ancient symbol of freedom. Imperator meant “honored military commander”. The produced the coin. moneyer’s name usually appeared on Roman Republican coinage and was a sort of assay mark, guaranteeing the quality of the metal. This coin not only gives us an accurate portrait of Brutus but confirms his participation in the assassination of Julius Caesar on the 15th of March (ides of March) in 44 BC. Brutus and a group of conspiring senators assassinated Julius Caesar. Using daggers, they had hidden beneath their tunics, they stabbed Caesar 30 times. When Caesar realized his good friend, Brutus was among his attackers, he asked, “Et tu, Brute?” (You, too, Brutus?). This quotation is widely used in Western Culture to signify the utmost betrayal. Brutus committed suicide in 42 BC so he would not be taken prisoner by Marc Anthony and Octavian.
Soldiers Pay: Ancient Roman military commanders like Brutus had to pay their own soldiers. They frequently minted their own coinage in mint workshops that traveled with the army. They often used these coins as a means of propaganda, or to commemorate important victories. Brutus issued a series of gold and silver coins commemorating the assassination of Julius Caesar.
 
If you enjoy ancient history or want to introduce your children to Greek and Roman mythology these coins and pendants make great gifts for birthdays, graduations and holidays. They are high quality at a very reasonable cost.

If you enjoy ancient history or want to introduce your children to Greek and Roman mythology, my coins, pendants and cuff links make great gifts for birthdays, graduations and holidays. They are high quality at a very reasonable cost.

THESE ARE NOT ANCIENT COINS. They are made of the highest quality, Lead & Nickel Free Pewter and plated in real Gold or Antique Silver Finish. They are accurately detailed and have been molded from Museum Quality Reproductions.

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