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Caesar Elephant Denarius | by Joe Geranio
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Caesar Elephant Denarius

Julius Caesar. 49-48 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 4.06 g). Military mint traveling with Caesar. Elephant walking right, trampling on serpent / Pontifical implements: simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by wolf’s head), and apex. Crawford 443/1; CRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49.


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Uploaded on January 4, 2008