Julius Caesar, 49-44 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.78 g, 9 h), military mint moving with Caesar in Gallia Narbonensis or Hispania Citerior, 49-48. CAESAR Elephant walking right, trampling on horned serpent. Rev. Priestly implements: simpulum, aspergillum, securis with wolf's head at the top, and apex. Babelon (Julia) 9. Cohen 49. Crawford 443/1. CRI 9. RBW 1557. Sydenham 1006. A beautifully toned example with a particularly naturalistic rendering of an elephant. The reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Ex Aureo & Calicó 346, 12 March 2020, 1015 and Aureo & Calicó 289, 16 March 2017, 1036.