Also Seen: What That ‘Ides of March’ Coin Fetched at Auction

The incipit of an item at Numismaster:

One of the most sought-after of all coins was included in the September Long Beach sale of Heritage Auction Galleries: an EID MAR (“Ides of March”) denarius struck by Marcus Junius Brutus, assassin of Julius Caesar. In a 2008 vote of leading numismatists to find the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, this coin was chosen by as #1. At hammer-fall the Heritage offering had found a new home for $546,250 including premium, making it by far and away the most valuable ancient coin ever sold by Heritage. […]

via: Brutus Denarius Commands $546,250

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