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Triton XXII, Lot: 947. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Caesarians. Julius Caesar. Circa 44-40 BC. AR Repoussé Plaque (21x22.5mm, 1.37 g). Repoussé portrait of laureate Julius Caesar right within double circular border of pellets and a solid line / Incuse of obverse. Cf. Crawford 525/3; cf. CRI 327; cf. RSC 48 (all references for a similar portrait). Good VF, toned with the highlights gilt, pierced in the four corners for mounting.

The portrait of Julius Caesar is obviously based on his coinage, and may have been used for decorative military purposes.