Denarius with head of M. Junius Brutus, struck under L. Plaetorius Cestianus

Republican Period
43–42 B.C.

Mint: military mint, Northern Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 173.


Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 3.72 gm. Die Axis: 12

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On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery of Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: bearded head of M. Junius Brutus, right.
Reverse: Pileus (cap of liberty) between two daggers.


By 1913: with Brüder Egger, Opernring 7, Vienna, Austria (Auktion 43, April 14ff., lot 62); by 1938: with Ars Classica S.A., 23 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Auction 18, October 10, 1938, lot 24); by date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1966: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich and Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction of the Walter Niggeler Collection, part 2, Malzgasse 25, Basel, October 21-22, 1966, lot 954); by 1980: with Bank Leu & Co AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich (Auktion 25, Savoy Hotel - Baur en Ville, Zurich, April 23, 1980, lot 211); by date unknown: Leo Benz Collection; by 1998: with Numismatik Lanz München, Maximilansplatz 10, D-80333 Munich (Auktion 88 of the Leo Benz Collection, November 23, 1998, lot 803); by 2002: with Leu Numismatics Ltd., In Gassen 20, CH-8001, Zurich (Auction 83, Hotel Savoy-Baur en Ville, Poststrasse 12, CH-8001, Zurich, May 6-7, 2002, lot 701); purchased at Auction 83 on behalf of MFA by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; June 26, 2002: purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour