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Caesar, His Allies and His Enemies

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In the year 44 BC, events rushed in Rome which also impacted coinage. At the beginning of that year – just weeks before his death – Caesar issued a series of coins that carried his portrait. For the first time, the image of a living Roman was minted on a Roman coin: this represented a milestone in Roman coinage ...

Caesar, His Allies and His Enemies