DENAR OF JULES CAESAR WITH GALLIC TROPHY
The obverse shows the armored and diademed head of Venus looking to the right with earring and necklace inscription: IIT
The reverse shows a Gallic trophy consisting of a large shield, helmet, breastplate above a Gallic warrior Inscription: CAE SAR
- diameter 1,9cm
- hand stamped
- silver colored
52. BC the Gallic army is defeated by the Roman legions of Julius Caesar at Alesia. The " siege battle " of the Romans under the command of the great and famous general Julius Caesar. It can be assumed that Vercingetorix, the great chieftain of the Gauls, did not throw all his weapons "on" the feet of the famous general, as depicted in the Asterix films. Rather, he will have persevered to the end with his head held high, which makes him a national hero to this day.
Thus Plutarch writes that the Gaulish prince, completely undaunted, rode into the Roman camp, dismounted, laid down his armor and weapons, and then sat down, silent and motionless, at the feet of his enemy until the soldiers took him away.
Julius Caesar had Vercingetorix brought to Rome like a trophy and kept him prisoner there for six years . His last "appearance" is said to have been a pompous triumphal procession in which Caesar presented him once again to the Roman people to celebrate his victory over Gaul and to humiliate the great Gallic warrior and prince. After this performance Vercingetorix is said to have been killed .....
Each piece has a unique appearance due to the hand-stamped manufacturing.