“Ides of March” Denarius Sets Record At Heritage Auctions Event
Marcus Junius Brutus, Assassin of Caesar and Imperator (44-42 BC). AR denarius (3.72 gm).
A famous “Ides of March” silver denarius of Marcus Brutus fetched a record-shattering $546,250 on Sept. 7 at Heritage Auctions’ World & Ancient Coins event, part of Heritage’s $34 million total Long Beach Numismatic Auctions, at the Long Beach Convention Center. The price realized, which includes the 15% Buyer’s Fee, is the most ever paid at auction for a Roman silver coin.
The Sept. 7 session of Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins was part of a four-day series of auctions at Heritage, featuring the Rubicon Collection of Roman coins and the Norman Jacobs Collection of Asian coins, which brought a total of $20.5 million together, setting a world record for a multi-consignor auction featuring World and Ancient coins.
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