Decimus Brutus, assassin of Caesar. Albinus Bruti f. AR Denarius.
Albinus Bruti f. (ca. 48 BC). AR denarius 17 mm. 3.7 gm. Rome. Obv: Head of young Mars, with slight beard, wearing crested helmet. Rev: ALBINVS-BRVTI•F, Two carnyces (Gallic trumpets) in saltire; oval shield above; round shield below. Crawford 450/1a. Sydenham 941. Postumia 11. As described in David Sear’s History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators 49-27 BC: After serving as moneyer in 48 BC, Decimus’ loyalty to Caesar was rewarded with the first the first Governorship of Cisalpine Gaul. Decimus was also named in Caesar’s will as the dictators heir, in the event that Octavian rejected his inheritance.
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