BRUTUS. AR Denarius (3.93 gms), Rome Mint, 54 B.C. NGC AU, Strike: 4/5 Surface: 3/5. Cr-433/1; Syd-906a. Obverse: Head of Libertas right; Reverse: The consul L. Junius Brutus advancing left between two lictors, each carrying axe over shoulder, and preceded by an <em>accensus</em>. Pleasingly toned with some scattered brilliance, this attractive piece was issued a decade before Brutus took part in the assassination of Julius Caesar.