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Albinus Bruti f. 48 BC
One of Caesar’s assassins, denarius.
This type struck by the moneyer Decimus Postumius Albinus, Bruti f. = filius = son of Brutus (but not the Marcus Junius Brutus of the Ides of March 44 BC). Distinguishing himself under Caesar in the Gallic wars he commanded the Caesarean fleet during the blockade of Massilia in June of 49. After being governor of Transalpine Gaul he was named in Casear’s will in the event Octavian would not become his heir. Despite these distinctions Albinus, Bruti filius took a dagger against Caesar on March 15, 44 BC. Obverse a youthful Mars. Reverse two Gaulish trumpets crossing, an oval shield above and a round shield below, ALBINVS BRVTI F.
Mint: Rome
Provenance: Private acquisition

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