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Roman Republic. Divus Julius Caesar, 40 BC. AR Denarius; 19mm; 3.58 g; 12h. Rome mint.
Obverse: Q. Voconius Vitulus, moneyer. Wreathed head of Caesar right // Reverse: Bull-calf walking left.
Crawford 526/4; CRI 331; Sydenham 1133; RSC 45.
Fine Style noted. Truly a masterpiece of Roman Portraiture. NGC Graded CH XF ★ Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5
A very rare portrait of wonderful realistic style by an artist of great talent. Amongst the finest style Caesar portraits, perfectly centred on a broad flan and with a beautiful tone over sound metal.. The moneyer Vitulus was an ally of Octavian, and this coin was struck just after Octavian had taken control of Rome and the Western provinces.