Marcus Brutus’ ‘Ides of March’ silver denarius coin may bring $500,000

The most famous ancient coin in existence, the "Ides of March" silver denarius struck by Julius Caesar’s assassin, Marcus Brutus is being offered for the first time in years, Sept. 7, 2011 by Heritage Auctions of Dallas. The event celebrated on the coin is the assassination of Julius Caesar on the "Ides of March," March 15, 44 BC. The dime-sized silver coin depicts the head of Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the ringleaders of the assassination plot, on its obverse. The reverse depicts a dome-shaped liberty cap, flanked by two drawn daggers, and the Latin inscription EID MAR.
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