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Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by Macsjebs(m): 6:15pm On Oct 08
An incredibly rare Roman coin commemorating the assassination of Julius Caesar could be worth millions of dollars.

The golden coin has resurfaced after being hidden away in a private collection – and is just one of three in the world.

On the front of the coin is the face of Brutus, who famously killed Caesar at the Theatre of Pompey in Rome in 44BC. And the back depicts two daggers flanking a pileup – a type of cap given to free Roman slaves.

It's believed that this was to signify Rome was free from Caesar, who was seen by some to be a cruel and power-hungry dictator.

This type of coin is known as 'Ides of March', which is how the Romans marked March 15. Caesar was killed on the Ides of March, and this coin was created to commemorate the event just two years later.

"It was made in 42BC, two years after the famous assassination," said Mark Salzberg, of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, which verified the coin.

"The front has a portrait of Marcus Junius Brutus, one of Caesar's assassins. "And the other side dramatically has two daggers and the words EID MAR, a Latin abbreviation for Ides of March."

There are around 100 Ides of March coins made from silver around the world. But just three examples of a golden Ides of March coin are known.

This particular coin is in mint condition, and was held in a private European collection. It's due to be auctioned by Roma Numismatics on October 29, and could fetch millions.

"The conservative pre-auction estimate is £500,000," said Salzburg. "But considering the coin's rarity, artistry and fabled place in history, I would not be surprised if it sold for several million."

Caesar is one of Rome's most famous rulers, known for his military expertise, skilled economics and political reforms. But many Roman senators saw Caesar as power-mad, some of whom eventually plotted to kill him.

He was assassinated on March 15 during a senate meeting at the Theatre of Pompey. A group of senators stabbed Caesar 23 times, claiming the act as "tyrannicide" – killing a tyrant.

It's believed that as many as 60 senators were involved in the conspiracy, and were led by Marcus Brutus, Gaius Cassius and Decimus Brutus.

Soon after, the Roman Republic gave way to the Roman Empire – as Caesar himself was never considered an emperor by historical standards.

After his death, Caesar was cremated and the Temple of Caesar was erected on the same site. Parts of the structure still stand today.
Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/12880164/julius-caesar-assassination-coin-ides-of-march-brutus/

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by Madibah(m): 6:17pm On Oct 08
Una don start again

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by beylinko02: 6:23pm On Oct 08
Madibah:
Una don start again

The way Ceaser's death was celebrated I guess he was hated by many and it was a relief to the People he governed. When the history book is flipped, how will those governing us be Judged?

posterity will definitely not judge this buhari led government right



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I heard he was loved by the masses he governed but hated by the senate because of the influence he commanded..

Nairaland is a place of knowledge. Thank you for the lesson on history.

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by PlayerMeji: 6:25pm On Oct 08
Hmmm...

Trannicide... Then build a monument for the same Caesar.

Can Nigeria do same

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by DenreleDave(m): 6:27pm On Oct 08
sad

No be ceasar wey one of those pussy people bring down be this.. The only way they cud have been successful in bringing him down is only tru one set of creature; daughters of jezebel

God save us from the hand of pussy people dt parades themselves women thereby causing the downfall of good and glorious men..

So many destinies have been terminated thru these ladies... Honestly


Make we no go jam agbako

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by Vyzz: 6:41pm On Oct 08

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by NoshakingGod(f): 6:43pm On Oct 08
Another one.
Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by Uzomacharles: 6:45pm On Oct 08
hmm

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by tillaman(m): 6:56pm On Oct 08
cool
Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by Robnectar(m): 7:03pm On Oct 08
and 60 Senators gather shook 1person



can our senators gather shook bubu? No grin

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by seanwilliam(m): 7:03pm On Oct 08
Thank God it is 2000 this time .. no be 2000 millions grin

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by Righteousness89(m): 7:18pm On Oct 08
The times we are in today are indeed Very Rare and incredible Times..
Mysteries are Happening all around us! Mysteries are also being Discovered!

The Greatest Mystery of them all is upon this Generation .
The Greatest Mystery that will Change and Shake the World
The Greatest Mystery that will Cause World wide Chaos is upon us
The Greatest Mystery that will usher in the Lawless one
The Greatest Mystery that will usher in the Great Tribulation is upon us

It is THE RAPTURE!!!
The Rapture is Upon us!
Don't Pretend like you don't know or you don't see it..

Prepare Folks ! Prepare yourself! Don't be Left Behind..

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by Hambivert: 7:27pm On Oct 08
Be wary of who you call your friend!

Did you know Brutus was regarded as Caesar's most trusted friend and politician, yet was the most prominent in his famed assassination?

... savvy Shakespeare!
God bless his memory!

Even you Brutus? those words filled with disbelief...can be regarded as the most famous line in Shakespear's Julius Caesar.

...his pen on papers was like a magic wand bringing history through drama to life!

Shakespeare's literal prowess was sparogatively blessed by God!

The coin would be worth millions honestly!

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by marvelphysics(m): 7:31pm On Oct 08
Julian, atleast no be woman kill am

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by marvelphysics(m): 7:36pm On Oct 08
Righteousness89:
R
Let me hep u
As this coin was tought to be dead but wasn t dead but hidden from us
How much more the son of God who is alive in heaven and in his children and he wil be revealed to all when he comes to take his own
Accept him now and let him help u walk in the will of the father and when he comes, as he rose to heaven, he will we shall rise up with him

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by sacajawea: 7:45pm On Oct 08
Me I need real Gold! Make I sell cinvert am to USD keep sharp sharp! Nna no time mehn, all his one no consign me abeg
Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by sammuell(m): 7:51pm On Oct 08
Ok
Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by Angelnath(m): 7:55pm On Oct 08
Ceasar killed by brutus shows that no one can be trusted. But think of it brutus gat no choice.

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by ODJ124(m): 8:03pm On Oct 08
cool precious Gold........

Only trust yourself and God......




Thread seen...

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by DrBrainstorm(m): 8:08pm On Oct 08
Watch the TV series "Rome" and you will understand this better

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by DrBrainstorm(m): 8:11pm On Oct 08
Righteousness89:
The times we are in today are indeed Very Rare and incredible Times..
Mysteries are Happening all around us! Mysteries are also being Discovered!

The Greatest Mystery of them all is upon this Generation .
The Greatest Mystery that will Change and Shake the World
The Greatest Mystery that will Cause World wide Chaos is upon us
The Greatest Mystery that will usher in the Lawless one
The Greatest Mystery that will usher in the Great Tribulation is upon us

It is THE RAPTURE!!!
The Rapture is Upon us!
Don't Pretend like you don't know or you don't see it..

Prepare Folks ! Prepare yourself! Don't be Left Behind..

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by TheFacelessMan: 8:33pm On Oct 08
Long time ago, Julius Caesar was my homie...

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by wiseone28: 8:44pm On Oct 08
White will still be white
Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by Davash222(m): 9:24pm On Oct 08
PlayerMeji:
Hmmm...
Trannicide... Then build a monument for the same Caesar.
Can Nigeria do same
Maybe we should build monument for Abacha, huh
Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by EVILFOREST: 9:30pm On Oct 08
Which Day we go locate AMADIOHA BIBLE..?
Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by AmazingStudios(m): 9:41pm On Oct 08
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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by MickzyDonald(m): 9:44pm On Oct 08
Julius koo, Caesa ni

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by superfitsez(m): 9:49pm On Oct 08
14bc
Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by Dominiqueismad: 9:52pm On Oct 08
500 millions years ago abi?
Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by Calabar1stSon: 10:30pm On Oct 08
Mtcheeewwwww!

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Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by aderonke3087: 10:31pm On Oct 08
500 thousands decades ago abu?
Re: Rare Gold Coin Of Julius Caesar's Assasination Resurfaces After 2000 Years (Pix) by Sabadon(m): 11:05pm On Oct 08
even you brutus? grin

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