JULIUS CAESAR. AR Denarius (3.66 gms), Rome Mint, M. Mettius, moneyer, 44 B.C. NGC Ch EF★, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 5/5. Cr-480/17; Alfoldi-Type XVI; CRI-101; Syd-1055. Lifetime issue. Obverse: Wreathed head right; Reverse: Venus Victrix standing left, holding victoriola and scepter, and resting her elbow upon shield set upon globus; C to left. Incredibly stunning quality for the type, this resounding specimen presents a full, detailed, and expressive portrait of the dictator-for-life, who would be assassinated in the days or weeks from the time at which this coin was struck. Deeply toned with a tremendous cabinet nature, it is free from the typical off-striking and bankers marks that plague the series. Assuredly worthy of a strong bid by anyone seeking a centerpiece ancient involving one of the most storied names in history. An iconic pedigree merely augments its already overwhelming appeal. Purportedly ex: Mossbert Collection (1946).<p>Ex: Haeberlin Collection (1933) Lot # 2820.