Julius Caesar, Late 48-47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.92 g, 6 h), military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa.
Obv.: Diademed head of Venus to right.
Rev. CAESAR Aeneas advancing to left, holding palladium and bearing Anchises on his shoulder.
Babelon (Julia) 10. Crawford 458/1. CRI 55. Sydenham 1013.
Lightly toned. Obverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
The emission came about after Julius Caesar's victory at Pharsalus over Pompey. In this battle, as later in Munda, "Venus Victrix" was the war cry of the Caesarians and Caesar praised in gratitude for the victory to dedicate a temple to Venus in Rome. Aeneas was the son of Anchises and Venus, his son Ascanius - Iulus is considered the progenitor of the Julians. Thus, the founding legend of Rome, symbolized by the palladium, is linked to the origin of the gene Iulia.
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- Julius Caesar, Late 48-47 BC. Military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa
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