On Caesar's coinage in 48BC

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dc.contributor.author Woods, David
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-07T13:37:41Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-07T13:37:41Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Woods, D., 2010. On Caesar's coinage in 48BC. Latomus, 69(1), pp.38-42. en
dc.identifier.volume 69 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 38 en
dc.identifier.endpage 42 en
dc.identifier.issn 0023-8856
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/146
dc.description.abstract Julius Caesar's second issue of coinage in 48BC during his civil-war with Pompey consisted of an aureus, three slightly different varieties of denarius, and a quinarius, all displaying the same basic reverse-type, the legend CAESAR across a trophy. As for the obverse, the aureus and the denarii display the same female head, while the quinarius displays a different female head. In each case, however, the only obverse-legend consists of three letters or numerals at the back of the neck, usually read LII, the number 52 in Roman numerals, where what looks like a reversed letter T is read as the older form of the numeral L. This has traditionally been interpreted in reference to the age of Caesar at the date of issue. This paper argues that this obverse-legend is to be read as IIT, the 3rd person singular of the perfect tense of the verb ire 'to go/advance'. The reverse- and obverse- legends are intended to be read together here as a pure perfect, CAESAR IIT, meaning 'Caesar advances'. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Editions Latomus en
dc.subject.lcsh Coins--Rome--History en
dc.subject.lcsh Caesar, Julius en
dc.subject.lcsh Numismatics, Roman en
dc.title On Caesar's coinage in 48BC en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/A008/dwoods en
dc.internal.authorcontactother David Woods, Classics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: d.woods@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2010-04-07T12:39:07Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 11048574
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Latomus en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress d.woods@ucc.ie en


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